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