Jouf lies in the northern part of the Kingdom. It is bounded on the north by the Kingdom's northern boundary region; on the north-west by the Qerayyat region; on the west by the Tabouk region; on the south by the Hail region.

Jouf is of particular interest because of the role it has played in pre- and post-Islamic history. There is archeological evidence of the presence of the Assyrians and Nabataeans in Jouf. Following its conquest by Muslims in the third year of the Hijira, it became a staging post for Muslim armies, setting out to spread the message of Islam, while remaining an important cross-roads for traders and their caravans heading to or from Iraq and Syria into the Arabian peninsula.

Jouf is an excellent agricultural region where local farmers have responded to the Government's land distribution program. The cultivation of palms constitutes the main agricultural sector. In addition Jouf produces wheat and a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, including grapes, figs, olives, potatoes and tomatoes.

Below you can see a selection of pictures from Jouf.

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