'Asir or 'Aseer // (Arabic: عسير ʿAsīr) is a province of Saudi Arabia located in the southwest of the country, named after the confederation of clans of the same name. It has an area of 81,000 km² and an estimated population of 1,563,000. It shares a short border with Yemen. Its capital is Abha. Other towns include Khamis Mushayt, Qal'at Bishah and Bareq. The governor of the province is Faisal bin Khalid (appointed 16 May 2007), a son of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz. He replaced his cousin, Khalid Al Faisal in the post, who was made governor of Makkah Province on the same day.