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    (Wikipedia) - Riyadh Riyadh Government  • Mayor  • Provincial Emir Area  • Total Elevation Population (2010)  • Total  • Density Time zone  • Summer (DST) Postal Code Area code(s) Website
    Coordinates: 24°38′N 46°43′E / 24.633°N 46.717°E / 24.633; 46.717Coordinates: 24°38′N 46°43′E / 24.633°N 46.717°E / 24.633; 46.717
    Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al Mogbel
    Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud
    4,900 km2 (1,900 sq mi)
    612 m (2,008 ft)
    1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
    EAT (UTC+3)
    EAT (UTC+3)
    (5 digits)

    Riyadh (/rɨˈjɑːd/; Arabic: الرياض‎ ar-Riyāḍ pronounced ,"The Gardens") is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5.7 million people, and the urban center of a region with a population of close to 7.3 million people.

    The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by Riyadh Municipality headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired by the governor of Riyadh Province, Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud. The current mayor of Riyadh is Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al Mogbel, appointed in 2012. Riyadh has the largest all female university in the world, the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University. It has been designated as a Beta World City.

    • 1 History
      • 1.1 Early history
      • 1.2 The three Saudi states
      • 1.3 Modern history
    • 2 Geography and climate
      • 2.1 City districts
      • 2.2 Climate
    • 3 Demographics
    • 4 Landmarks and architecture
      • 4.1 Vernacular architecture of Old Riyadh
      • 4.2 Archaeological sites
        • 4.2.1 Masmak Fortress
      • 4.3 Contemporary architecture
        • 4.3.1 Burj Al Mamlakah
        • 4.3.2 Burj Al Faisaliyah
        • 4.3.3 Riyadh TV Tower
      • 4.4 Museums and collections
    • 5 Sports
    • 6 Transportation
    • 7 Media
    • 8 References
    • 9 External links


    Tags:Arabia, Arabic, Archaeological, Demographics, Geography, Media, Riyadh, Saudi, Saudi Arabia, Website, Wikipedia

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