Al-Qassim is one of the administrative regions affiliated to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the headquarters of its emirate is Buraidah, and the meaning of its name is the flat and heavily tree land. And the mind of hawks, tourists, Alras, comet, and Al-Nabhaniyah.
Geographically located in the center of the Arabian Peninsula, where it is bordered on the north side and northwest by the Hail region, bordered on the eastern side by the Zulfi region, bordered on the south side by the tattoo area and the secret area, and bordered on the western side by the Madinah region, and astronomically located on the longitude 42.835236 East of Greenwich, and latitude 25.822144 degrees north of the equator. As for its climate, it is a desert continental climate; in the summer, hot, dry, dry, and in the cold, rainy winter.
With a population of 1,215,858 million people, with a population density of 16.6 people per square kilometer, according to statistics from 2010 AD, the population speaks the Arabic language, which is the official language in the Kingdom, and all of the population owe Islam.
Among the most important tourist, historical and archeological sites in Al-Qassim:
- Al-Bassam Heritage House is a mud-built house built in 1952 AD and located in Unaizah.
- The Cabin of Al-Swailem, which is an archaeological palace built by Prince Abdullah bin Swailem bin Othman Al-Swailem.
- The stone of Antara, known as the Nassla Rock, which is an archaeological rock drawn on its façade, with rock drawings of animal figures, and with ancient Thamidic writings. The rock is also called the Antara Rock and Abla.
- Al-Dubeikhi Palace is located in Buraidah area and it is built of mud.
- Mount Ramah and Mount Ramtan, which are located in the city of Bada’a, were mentioned by the pre-Islamic poet Zuhair bin Abi Salma.
- Al-Nugra Mountains that contain Islamic monuments such as mines.
- Mountains during the time in the province of Nabhaniyah, and contains traces dating back to the pre-Islamic era.
- Dotted inscriptions on the Kuiper Plateau.
- The effects of the city of Rass, such as the trench and the monitor of the Shanana.
- Markets such as the Buraidah market for dates, the camel market, and the popular market place.
- Al-Sagr Fort, which was built in the year 1885 CE.
- Other landmarks: Monuments of the Bani Amer region, the remains of the Darb Zubaydah Road, the Burj al-Shanana, the Al-Aqilat Museum, the Buraidah Museum, the ruins of Dhariya and the city of Unayzah and the Asiyah region, the Center for Crafts and Handicrafts, the Water Tower, the King Khalid Civilization Center, the Equestrian Square, and the King Saud Library , Lake Al-Awshashia, Al-Sa’a Square, Al-Jazirah Park, Al-Shanana Ruins, Al-Shanana Tower, Jabal Khartum, Al-Suwani Al-Qadima, and Dukhna Dam.