Sultanate of Nejd

The Sultanate of Nejd (Arabic: سلطنة نجد, Salṭanat Najd) was the second iteration of the third Saudi state, from 1921 to 1926. It was a monarchy led by the House of Saud. 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, who was thereafter proclaimed king of Hejaz in January 1926 and merged his dominions into the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd.

Sultanate of Nejd

سلطنة نجد
Salṭanat Najd
Common languagesArabic
Sunni Islam
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
Abdul Aziz ibn Saud
Historical eraInterwar period
 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


  1. Madawi Al-Rasheed. A History of Saudi Arabia. Cambridge, England, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. 63.

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