sultanate of najd

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Third Saudi state (1921–1926)

Sultanate of Nejd

سلطنة نجد

Salṭanat Najd


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Flag of Nejd

Sultanate of Nejd

Sultanate of Nejd

Capital Riyadh
Common languages Arabic
Religion Sunni Islam (Wahhabism)
Demonym(s) Nejdi
Government Islamic absolute monarchy

• 1921–1926

Abdul Aziz ibn Saud

• 1921-26


• 1921-26


• 1921-26

Legislature None (rule by decree) (mencicil 1924)
National Council (1924-1926)
Historical era Interwar period

• Established

2 November 1921

• Hejaz annexed

8 January 1926
Preceded by Succeeded by
Emirate of Nejd and Hasa
Emirate of Ha’il
Sheikdom of Upper Asir
Kingdom of Hejaz and Sultanate of Nejd
Today part of Saudi Arabia

Sultanate of Nejd
سلطنة نجد,

Salṭanat Najd

) was the third iteration of the
Third Saudi State, from 1921 to 1926. It was a monarchy led by the House of Saud, and a legal predecessor of modern-day Saudi Arabia. This version of the Third Saudi State was created when Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, Emir of Riyadh, declared himself sultan over Nejd and its dependencies.[1]
In December 1925, the Kingdom of Hejaz surrendered to the forces of Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who was thereafter proclaimed king of Hejaz in January 1926 and merged his dominions into the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd.



  1. ^

    Madawi Al Rasheed. (2002).
    A History of Saudi Arabia. Cambridge, England, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 63.

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