Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 regions (Arabic: مناطق إدارية; manatiq idāriyya, sing. منطقة إدارية; mintaqah idariyya).123 Each region is divided into governorates (Arabic: محافظات; muhafazat, sing. محافظة; muhafazah) and the region capital, which has the status of municipality (amanah) headed by mayors (amin). Of these two, there exist 118 entities. The governorates are further subdivided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).