Sultanate of Nejd

Sultanate of Nejd
سلطنة نجد
Salṭanat Najd

Flag of Nejd

Capital Riyadh
Languages Arabic
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Absolute monarchy
Sultan Ibn Saud
Historical era Interwar period
   Established 1921
   Hejaz annexed 8 January 1926
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Emirate of Nejd and Hasa
Emirate of Ha'il
Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd
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The Sultanate of Nejd (Arabic: سلطنة نجد, Salṭanat Najd) was a result of transformation of the Emirate of Riyadh by Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who in 1921 declared himself Sultan over Nejd and its dependencies, as a monarchy led by the House of Saud.[1] In December 1925 the Kingdom of Hejaz surrendered to the forces of Abdul Aziz, who was thereafter proclaimed King of Hejaz in January 1926, becoming the ruler of the combined Kingdom of Hejaz and Sultanate of Nejd.


  1. Madawi Al-Rasheed. A History of Saudi Arabia. Cambridge, England, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. 63.

Coordinates: 24°38′00″N 46°43′00″E / 24.6333°N 46.7167°E / 24.6333; 46.7167

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