There is some information about Medina (also called Madinah) available online, which can be useful to those planning a trip to the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia . 

            A good place to begin doing some preliminary research is on this Medina Information page, which was found through Wikipedia.   Here, one can obtain such background information as history and population statistics.   Note: non-Muslims are not allowed to enter this holy city.

            The Saudi Arabia Information Resource is a great place to find information that is general to most of the country, including Medina .  Here, one can find travel and tourism information, as well as general information about the country. 

            For safety related information about travel through Saudi Arabia , visit your national government’s website.   There, one should find any Travel Advisories that may be in affect at the time.  

            A good way to get to know an unfamiliar area better is by studying its geography.  Get started by looking at a Map of the Middle East, a Map of Saudi Arabia, and a Map of Medina.

            For weather information about Medina , check out this Ten Day Forecast and Monthly Weather Averages page.

            Although there are no foreign embassies located in Medina , many countries have a location somewhere in Saudi Arabia (most are found in Riyadh ).  For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.