Hejaz


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He·jaz

also Hed·jaz  (hē-jăz′)
A region of northwest Saudi Arabia on the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. It includes the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

Hejaz

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Hedjaz

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Hijaz

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(Placename) a region of W Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba: formerly an independent kingdom; united with Nejd in 1932 to form Saudi Arabia. Area: about 348 600 sq km (134 600 sq miles)

Hi•jaz

or He•jaz

(hɪˈdʒæz)

n.
a region in Saudi Arabia bordering on the Red Sea, formerly akingdom: contains the ities of Medina and Mecca. ab. 150,000 sq. mi. (388,500 sq. km). Cap.: Mecca.
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Noun1.Hejaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red SeaHejaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Mecca - joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
Al Madinah, Medina - a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
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The first medal was made as a thank you for Muhammad Ali as he approved letting the British pass through Egyptian territories to reach India and the second on the occasion of the return of Abbas Helmi II from Hejaz.
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In 2015, Saudi Arabia's most famous fried chicken franchise, Al-Baik, decided to open its first branch outside of its base in the western region of Hejaz.
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It will comprise the King Abdullah Port, the Coastal Communities residential districts, the Hejaz district and the Industrial Valley.
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During the Ottoman era, a main station for the Hejaz railway was built at the site to connect the main cities of Palestine with the Hejaz region in Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate the travel of Muslim pilgrims to Mecca.
1926 Abdul Aziz Bin Saud becomes King of Hejaz and renames it Saudi Arabia.
Ottomans used the port city to secure the Hejaz province -- present-day western Saudi Arabia -- from attackers using the Red Sea front.
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1631/1632], who was supposed to have studied medicine in the Hejaz, travelled to India, etc.