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Asir

a region of SW Saudi Arabia, in the Southern Province on the Red Sea: under Turkish rule until 1933. Area: 81 000 sq. km (31 000 sq. miles)

Asir

 

a province in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Asir covers an area of 36,000 sq km. Its capital is at Abha. The province extends over the Tihama and the Asir Range. The population’s chief occupation is farming, and Asir accounts for 60 percent of Saudi Arabia’s cultivated land. Wheat, barley, and sorghum are grown on bogara. Salt is mined. Other economic activities include the processing of agricultural produce, cottage industry, shipping, and fishing. There is also trade in black coral and amber.

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In Abha city, there is the Asir National Park, which was established in 1401 Hijri.
HRH Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir Region and Chairman of the Tourism Development Council, has been following-up the preparations for tourism season, where he directed to launch the "Good Hospitality" initiative.
-Fifteen Saudi emergency forces affiliates killed in terror blast targeting their mosque in Abha, Asir province and Daesh claims the responsibility of the bombing.
Authorities also plan to attract visitors to summer festivals across the kingdom featuring tradtional folklore such as an all-male sword dance called Arda, said Abdullah Ibraheem Motaen, regional director of the Supreme Commission for Tourism in Asir's capital Abha.
Prince Khalid was appointed governor of Asir province in 1968.
Asir Region is blessed with attractive nature and weather, making the region a major destination for national and international visitors throughout the year.
The scheme is partly aimed at encouraging Asir youth to become proactive citizens in their own cities, and role models for other provinces.
Riyadh: Three people were killed and four others seriously injured when a family car flipped over in the Saudi region of Asir, a medical official said on Wednesday.
A military source told Al-Masirah Net that several Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and wounded during the fight off Alab port in Asir battlefield.
Summary: Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], April 20 (ANI): At least four Saudi officers have been shot dead and four others have been wounded in an attack on a police check point in Saudi Arabia's Asir province.
Mohammad Al-Umrah, head of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said: "The hotels across the Kingdom, particularly in Asir, are playing a vital role in the growing sector.
BEIRUT: Ziad Antar recalls interviewing Kamal Salibi -- the late doyen of Lebanese history -- about his controversial 1985 study "The Bible Came from Arabia." In that book Salibi argued that the events recorded in the Old Testament took place not in Palestine but in the region of Asir, in the southwestern Arabian Peninsula.