Southern Region

The Southern Region (Asir) is the relatively fertile area of coastal mountains in the extreme southwest (near Yemen). Mountain peaks rise to 3,000 meters and there is ample rainfall to support natural vegetation and cultivation.

Asir, with some juniper trees, wild olive trees and even some larger trees is the only part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support forest.

The Southern Region has always been relatively densely populated. With the implementation of government irrigation schemes, the agricultural potential of the region is being increasingly exploited.

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