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Riyadh

الرياض Ar Riyāḍ
Ceety
Coat o airms o Riyadh
Coat o airms
Riyadh is locatit 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
ProvinceRiyadh Province
Govrenment
 • MayorAbdul Aziz ibn 'Ayyaf Al Migrin
 • Provincial EmirPrince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz
Area
 • Urban
1,000 km2 (400 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,815 km2 (701 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Ceety5,254,560
 • Density3,024/km2 (7,833/sq mi)
 • Metro
6,800,000
 Riyadh Development Authority estimate
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EAT)
Postal Code
(5 digits)
Aurie code(s)+966-1
Wabsteidwww.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.