Riyadh

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Riyadh
الرياض Ar Riyāḍ
City
Central Riyadh, with the Kingdom Centre tower visible
Central Riyadh, with the Kingdom Centre tower visible
Coat of arms of Riyadh
Coat of arms
Riyadh is located in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Location of Riyadh
Coordinates: 24°38′N 46°43′E / 24.633°N 46.717°E / 24.633; 46.717Coordinates: 24°38′N 46°43′E / 24.633°N 46.717°E / 24.633; 46.717
Country  Saudi Arabia
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)
 • City 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: الرياض ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital city and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is in Ar Riyad Province in the Najd region. It is in the center of the Arabian peninsula on a large plateau and it has 4,260,000 people (about 20% of all the nation's people). Riyadh is also a very modern city with tall skyscrapers.