Jizan, additionally spelled Jazan, Gizan or Gazan, is a port metropolis and the capital of Jizan Region, which lies within the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia and directly north of the border with Yemen. Jazan City is located on the coast of the Red Sea and serves a large agricultural heartland that has a population of 1.5 million, in line with a 2010 census. The region is mentioned for its superb production of tropical culmination like mango, figs, and papaya.
Jazan has one in every of the biggest mega projects market in the state with considerable infrastructure initiatives really worth many billions of greenbacks. Saudi Aramco is building a four hundred,000 bpd refinery with associated terminal centers at the Red Sea close to Jazan, scheduled for finishing touch in late 2018. The population of Jazan are Arab and nearly entirely Sunni Muslim. In the early 20th century, Jazan become a main website for pearl fishing. When World War I commenced, alternate declined at Jazan, shifting to Al Hudaydah.
Today, bold projects in transport, renewable strength, tourism and agricultural improvement are taking vicinity in Jazan location, mainly in Jazan Economic City, which include a USD$3 Billion aluminium smelter. Jizan is being become Saudi Arabia's naval enterprise hub. Furthermore, the southern and western outskirts of the metropolis are a place which the Kingdom wants to develop into its agricultural hub due to the water underground as well as the rich and ious soil.