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Riyadh
الرياض Ar Riyāḍ
Ceety
Central Riyadh, wi the Kingdom Centre touer visible

Coat of arms
Riyadh is located in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Riyadh
Location o Riyadh
Coordinates: 24°38′N 46°43′E / 24.633°N 46.717°E / 24.633; 46.717
Kintra  Saudi Arabie
Province Riyadh Province
Government
 • Mayor Abdul Aziz ibn 'Ayyaf Al Migrin
 • Provincial Emir Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz
Area
 • Urban 1,000 km2 (400 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,815 km2 (701 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Ceety 5,254,560
 • Density 3,024/km2 (7,833/sq mi)
 • Metro 6,800,000
  Riyadh Development Authority estimate
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EAT (UTC+3)
Postal Code (5 digits)
Area code(s) +966-1
Website www.arriyadh.com

Riyadh (Arabic: الرياضar-Riyāḍ, lit: The Gardens) is the caipital an lairgest ceety in Saudi Arabie. It is an aa the caipital o Riyadh Province, an belangs tae the historical regions o Nejd an Al-Yamama. It is situatit in the centre o the Arabian Peninsula on a lairge plateau, an is hame tae 4,854,000 fowk, an the urban centre o a region wi a population o close tae 7 million fowk. The ceety is dividit intae 15 municipal destricts, managed bi Riyadh Municipality heidit bi the mayor o Riyadh, an the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired bi the Govrenor o Riyadh Province, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. The current mayor o Riyadh is Abdul Aziz ibn Ayyaf Al Migrin, appointit in 1998.