Ar Rass

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Ar Rass, Saudi Arabia
الرس
ProvinceAl Qassim Province
Govrenment
 • ToryAl Assaf
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot133,000
 • Density4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT , Moscow Time Zone .)

Rass (an aw spelled Ar Rass, AlRass, or Al-Ras; Arabic: الرس‎) is a Saudi Arabie ceety, locatit in the Al-Qasim Province. It lees soothwast o Buraydah, the caipital o the province an an aw north o Riyadh, the naitional caipital.

It is the third lairgest ceety in Al Qassim Province bi population, wi an estimatit population o 133,000 (2010 census). It haes an aurie o aboot 60 km². Rass means "an auld well" in Arabic, an it wis mentioned in a poem o Hassan Bin Thabit, the poet who wis a companion (Sahaba) o the prophet Muhammad.

The ceety is govrened bi the Al Assaf faimily. The ceety haes 19 offeecial sub-govrenorates, an is surroondit bi aroond twa hunder veelages, an Bedouin settlements, mainly on its soothren an wastren sides.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rass is locatit in Al-Qasim Province, central Saudi Arabie. It is amaist 400 km north o Riyadh, 50 km wast o Unaizah, an aboot 80 km soothwast o Buraydah, the regional caipital. The ceety lees tae the sooth o Al Khabra, tae the wast o Badaya'a, tae the east o Qasr Bin Okayel, an tae the north o Dakhnah.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rass haes a teepical Nejdi terrain, wi saund dunes surroondin the toun's sides, except for the wastren an soothren sides, which are occupeed bi Bedouin settlements. The Wadi Al Rumma (Rumma Valley) crosses the ceety frae its soothren side tae its northeastren side. Thare are several medium-hicht plateaus, an law-hicht muntains surroondin the toun, mainly on the soothren side, which are cried "Jebel Algoshie" bi locals.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety o Rass haes a teepical desert climate, kent for its cauld winters an het an aneroid simmers, wi law humidity. The average temperatur durin winter is atween 8° an 21 °C. Juin, Julie, August, an September are the hettest months. In simmers the degree coud reach extreme levels ( atween 39° tae 49°).

Fowk o Rass[eedit | eedit soorce]

The indwallers o Al Rass are distinguished for thair heich literacy rate compared tae ither Al Qassim ceeties an Saudi Arabie in general (excluding Riyadh, Jeddah, an Dammam).

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main team playin in the tap-flicht is Al Hazm.