The Saudi Minister of Culture, Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, announced that his ministry is working on submitting the file of the wonderful Farasan Islands Reserve to be registered in the “Map” list in “UNESCO”.
He said in a tweet on his account on “Twitter”: “We are working to present the file of the magnificent Farasan Islands Protectorate for registration on the Map List of UNESCO.” Stressing: “Our country is rich in human beings and its natural and cultural diversity.”
The Farasan Islands reserve is located in the southeastern section of the Red Sea, about 42 km from the coast of Jizan, and an area of about 5408 square kilometers.
The Farasan Islands group includes more than 84 islands, the largest of which is the large island of Farasan, and Al-Suqaid (Farasan Al Soghra), and wheat, which are the most populated islands that work mostly in fishing and cultivation of millet and corn.
The Farasan Islands consist of reef limestone surfaces, the average height of which is above sea level between 10 and 20 meters, and may reach 40 meters.
The maximum height is 75 meters. These highlands are called locally mountains.
There are a number of short valleys ending into the sea. As for the coasts covered with white limestone sand, it resulted from the destruction of coral reefs and seashells.