Qilwah Governate – the Bride of Tihamah

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Report on International “Qpedia” Encyclopedia and Al-Saha TV Channel Visit to Qilwah Governate

10–13 Jumada Al-Awwal, 1440

Qilwah Governate – the Bride of Tihamah

Qilwah is one of Al-Baha region’s governates in Saudi Arabia. 

Location:  

Qilwah governate is located in the southeastern side of Al-Baha region and forms the major part of Tihama strip. It lies between longitudes 42\41 and latitudes 20\19 and comprises more than 335 towns and villages.

  • Climate

Extremely hot in the summer and mild in the winter. During the spring, Qilwah is known for its breathtaking landscapes and views.

  • Topography:

Qilwa’s topography is characterized by mountain heights and many valleys, rising 400 meters above sea level.

  • Population:

Qilwah governate has a population of 58,000 people spread over five sub-governates inhabited by a number of Zahran tribes.

  • Sub-governates:

1 – Ashuara Sub-governate  

It is located 30 kilometers north of Qilwah governate. It comprises a number of villages, including Al-Mothhat, Al-Amrah, Thamran, Eyas, Ghalila, Al-Najeel, Al-Zrab, Rakhzah, and Du.

2 – Balaswad and Al-Suwaidi Sub-governate (Al-Ramedah)

It is situated 45 kilometers west of Qilwah governate and consists of many villages, including Al-Hathen, Al-Sa’aleek, Karwan Al-Suwaidi and Karwan Al-Abadi.

3 – Al-Mohamadiah Sub-governate:

It is located 20 kilometers east of Qilwah governate and has several villages, including Husn Al-Habs villages, Sayalah villages, Al-Tarf, Al-Ain and Al AbdulMajeed villages.

4 – Reem Sub-governate:

It is located 10 kilometers north of Qilwah governate and constitutes several villages such as Reem Al-Ma’awi, Al-Sarfah, Al-Gholah, Al-Thahrah, Al-taif, Al-Masyad, Al-Qarn and Al-Nasbah.

5 – Al-Sh’ab Sub-governate:  

Located southwest of Qilwah governate, Al-Sh’ab sub-governate has the last southern border between Al-Baha region and Mecca and consists of several villages, including Wadi Al-Sh’ab Al-Shami villages, Al-Muharaq, Um Al-Banin, Al-Qalfoi, Wadi Al-Thu’ban villages, Dahu, Wadi Al-Sh’ab Al-Yamani villages, Al-Awqai, Al-Sukhair, and Al-Safardah. 

  • Qilwah City:

Qilwah city has several neighborhoods such as Mashrafah, Al-Khulaif, Habas bin Zinah, Al-Khadamah, Al-Asser, Habas Baljawer, Habas Al-Wajd, Um Salamah, and Hai Al-Dar. 

It also has many towns and villages, including Wadi Sabra villages, Wadi Yakhr villages, Ghobshah villages, Wadi Mohla villages, Radaan, Nabaa, and Al-Husahus. 

  • Archaeological Sites and Geographical Features:

1 – Old Dar neighborhood 

2 – Al-Khulaf and Al-Khulaif archaeological villages

3 – Al-Omar archaeological village

4 – The ancient village of Bran

5 – The ancient village of Sadr Birr

Mountains in Qilwah Governate:

  • Mount Niss - Mount Riba        - Mount Gharib       - Mount Nafwa    
  • Mountains of Nakhrah and Ghaleb - Mount Talan       - Mount Kubr 

Valleys of Qilwah Governate:

  • Wadi Yaher - Wadi Duqa    - Wadi Dabiyah - Wadi Mahalla    - Wadi Sabah     - Wadi Reem      - Wadi Samah     - Wadi Hanadiyah     - Wadi Kaewan Al-Suwaidi        - Wadi Kafkaf       - Wadi Thamran      - Wadi Ayas 
  • Wadi Falaj - Wadi Al-Homa     - Wadi Du 
  • Parks:
  • Shada Al-Ala Park in Al-Farshah - Art Corridor at Shada Park in Al-Farshah      - Villages Park        - Al-Muthalath and Al-Madakal Gardens     - Riba Park        - Villages Entrance Garden      - Al-Kadamah Garden
  • The Urban Center in Qilwa (under construction) 
  • Municipality and Municipal Council Building

 

  • References:

This report was prepared in cooperation with the Municipality of Qilwah

الكلمات الدلالية :

محافظة, الأثرية, التابعة, الجزء, الباحة, منطقة, منتزه, الغربي, كروان, الشعب, ويتبعه, تقريباً, الأودية, لمنطقة, الكدامة, المراكز, ويبعد, ثمران, القرى, بالفرشة, السويدي, حديقة
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