Renowned for its natural resources, the Northern Borders is the least populated of Saudi Arabia's 13 regions. The region has an abundance of phosphate raw materials and phosphate fertilizer production. Its dolomite reserves are estimated to be 50 million tons, and its phosphate reserves are estimated to be 2.7 billion tons, accounting for 7% of the world's phosphate reserves. The Northern Borders region is home to Ma'aden's "Wa'ad Al-Shamal" industrial city dedicated to the phosphate industry. The region has a northern freight train with a length of 1,550 km, and work is underway to construct the Northern passenger train with a length of 1,250 km.

383,051

population

104,000 km2

in landmass area

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Chemical products manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Cement and other non-metallic metal products
  • Technology

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

383,051

population

39

active factories in Q3 2021

3

domestic airport

62,056

number of employees

18

Hotels

1

Sport City

11

dams

1

Chambers of Commerce

2

industrial city

2,169

roads length

4

Towns

10

hospitals with 1,360 beds

REGIONAL BENEFITS

RICH PHOSPHATE RESERVES - 7% OF THE WORLD'S PHOSPHATE RESERVES
SOLAR ENERGY POTENTIAL
ELECTRICITY AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
PROXIMITY TO THE IRAQI AND JORDANIAN MARKETS
HIGH PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF CHEMICALS

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Solar energy

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office has so far identified one site with promising sun energy potential