It is one of the cities of the Asian continent and the Arabian Peninsula, and is located in the northern part of the borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the Iraqi countries, and is a distance of a thousand and one hundred kilometers from the northwestern side of the capital Riyadh, and the city is bordered on the southern side by the Sakaka region, Hail, and Al Qassim. On the eastern side the eastern region, on the western side are the Jordanian countries, the Qurayyat region, and on the north side the Iraqi countries.
The city is confined to the equator between the latitude of thirty degrees, the longitude of forty-one degrees, and sixty kilometers from the Iraqi border, and the total area of the city reaches thirty-five thousand square kilometers, and more than two hundred and twenty thousand people live, and its height reaches five hundred and six Thirty meters above sea level.
The origin of the city dates back to the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty AD, and that was after the establishment of many services, such as the construction of a special oil pumping station, and a special housing for workers based on the station, and a hospital with good services, and then many citizens of the province of Najd began, then many citizens of the Kingdom began to come From another province, such as Al-Jouf, and Al-Ahsa, to live in the city.
And the city began to expand something by mistake with the advent of the Bedouins, and the emergence of the law of loans and free lands in the beginning of the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six AD, and the main reason behind the name of the city by this name is due to the name of the valley that extends from the southern parts to the northeastern parts of the city, and the valley is known as Wadi Arar.
Arar City Information:
- Grazing: Grazing is the primary principal ingredient in the city’s economy, especially camel and sheep grazing, and the grazing season thrives during the spring and summer seasons.
- Trade: The people of the city practice a few of the commercial activities in the city, and depend on their trade on the main matters such as supplies, building materials, and car trade. The city contains a branch of one of the industrial chambers of commerce in the Kingdom, and another branch of the Real Estate Development Fund.
- Health Care: The city contains a group of centers, health hospitals, and the most important thing that distinguishes these centers is that they contain the latest equipment and appropriate medical machines with qualified medical staff, and among the most important of these centers and hospitals are: Arar Central Hospital that contains housing for nurses, doctors , Prince Abdulaziz bin Musaed Hospital, Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed Center for Cardiology, another dental center, and Mental Health Hospital dedicated to treating addiction problems.