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Hejaz, Kingdom of

(Hedjaz). Area: 150,000 sq. mi.; Formerly part of Turkish Empire; indep. since June 1916; part of Saudi Arabia (see Middle East, L 1) since 1925/26. Contains chief Islamic sacred cities, Mecca (capital of Hejaz and Saudi Arabia) and Medina; Islam* is prevailing religion.

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