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Kintra  Saudi Arabie
Province Al-Qasim Province
 • Tory (?) Faisal bin Bandar
 • Ceety 1,291 km2 (498.3 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,290.6 km2 (498.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Ceety 614,093
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website [1]

Buraidah (Arabic: بريدة‎‎ Burayda) is the caipital o Al-Qasim Province in northcentral Saudi Arabie in the heart o the Arabie Peninsula. Buraidah lees equidistant frae the Reid Sea tae the wast an the Persian Gulf tae the east. It haes a population o 614,093 (2010 census).

Buraidah is locatit on the edge o the Wadi Al-Rummah. It haes a typical desert climate, wi hot summers, cold winters and a lot o humidity.

In Buraidah, agricultur is still the cornerstane o the economy. The traditional oasis products o dates, lemon, oranger an ither fruits are still important. Modren introduction tae wheat production haes become so successful that Buraidah is ane o the lairgest producers in the kinrick, important in Makkah Saudi Arabia a net exporter tae cereal.

Notable landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Museum o Buraidah: thare is in the wey o King Abdul Aziz Center next tae King Khaled Beridp ceevilization, an thare are days devotit tae families an day for young fowk, an it recognizes the visitor tae the aurie's heritage frae aw different aspects o life.
  • Mercat trades an handicrafts
  • Garden an the Park Khalid King: the vicinity o the Museum, a major Buraidah gardens open tae visitors ivery day an in meetins an places for childer is innocent an is in the simmer, the admeenistration o the simmer activities for families an childer.
  • Buraidah, a watter touer: an opened tae visitors in the simmer (festival).
  • Alaieri resort: in the north o the northren toun o Buraidah ring, a nummer o chalets.
  • Gulf Park entertainment: locatit in Wast Buraidah on the Wastren Ring Road an the chalets an a lairge swimmin puil an places tae sit an play electronic games.

Roads an transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Linked in the ceety o Buraidah in Riyadh -gate is 317 kilometers long, linkin the ceety's Medina as a heich-gate, 450 km an a heich-gate linkin Hail length o 250 kilometers an is surroondit bi a ring road atween the major tunnel, as a heich-gate linkin it (international) up tae the border wi Jordan, through a single region o Mecca, as a dual netwirk o roads linkin it wi the rest o Al-Qassim Province. The historic ceety o Buraydah is and aw o the pilgrim routes coming frae Iraq through a Zubaydh.

Buraidah is proposed tae be served bi a new railway line.

Qassim Regional Airport is the ceety's principal airport which is connected tae several domestic ceeties an Cairo.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes experienced very heich rates o population growth. Its officially counted population in the ceety limits in 2010 wis 467,410.[1]

Year Population
1888 10,000
1935 35,000
1960 45,000
1970 56,000
1972 60,000
1974 69,000
1992 248,000
2004 505,000
2010 614,093

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 26°20′N 43°58′E / 26.333°N 43.967°E / 26.333; 43.967

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