Jeddah

Jeddah

Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda; English: /ˈdʒɛdə/; Arabic: جدة‎ Ğidda Hejazi pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒɪd.da]) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and, with a population of about 2.8 million people (as of 2017[update]), the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh which has a population of 4.2m. Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's commercial capital.[3]

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