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'Asir is a province of Saudi Arabia, located in the south-west of the country. It has an area of 81,000 kmē and a population of 1,563,000. It shares a short border with Yemen. Its capital is Abha. Other towns include Khamis Mushayt and Qal'at Bishah.

Geographically, the Asir region is situated on a high plateau that receives more rainfall than the rest of the country. As a result, there is much more natural vegetation here, and the 'Asir is home to many farmers. Saudi Arabia annexed 'Asir, Najran, and Jizan from Yemen in 1934.

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