Riyadh Province

Riyadh Province

Coordinates: 23°0′N 45°30′E / 23°N 45.5°E / 23; 45.5

—  Province  —
Map of Saudi Arabia with Riyadh highlighted
Capital Riyadh
 – Governor Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
 – Deputy Governor Prince Sattam bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
 – Total 412,000 km2 (159,074.1 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 – Total 5,455,363
 – Density 13.24/km2 (34.3/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 01

The Riyadh Province (Arabic: منطقة الرياضManţiqat ar Riyāḍ pronounced [ʔɑrːijɑːdˤ]) is a province of Saudi Arabia, Also called ( Al-Wosta), located in the centre of the country. It has an area of 412,000 km² and a population of 5,455,363 (2004), making it the second largest province in terms of both area (behind the Eastern Province) and population (behind Makkah Province). Its capital is the city of Riyadh, which is also the national capital. More than 75% of the population of the province resides within Riyadh. According to the 2004 census, 1,728,840 of the province's population is non-Saudi (approximately 31%), with 1,444,500 of those living within the provincial capital, Riyadh.

In addition to the Municipality of Riyadh, the province is divided into 19 governorates (muhafazat) and 1 sub-governorate (markaz):


  • Al-Suwaidi

Al-Olaya Al-Mursalat Al-Maseef Al-woroud

Modern History of Riyadh Province and Saudi Arabia

Period from to Timeline
First Saudi State 1744 1818 74 years
Khedewian Invasion 1818 1824 6 years
Second Saudi State "first period" 1824 1838 14 years
Khedewian Invasion "secondly" 1838 1843 5 years
Second Saudi State "second period" 1843 1865 22 years
Civil War 1865 1887 22 years
(Conquests of Abdul Aziz Al-Saud "he began to Riyadh") Third Saudi State 1902 1932 30 years
(End of Conquests) "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" 1932 .... ...

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