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Riyadh Province

Riyadh
Region
الرياض
Al-'Uyayna is a village in central Saudi Arabia
Al-'Uyayna is a village in central Saudi Arabia
Map of Saudi Arabia with Riyadh highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Riyadh highlighted
Capital Riyadh
Boroughs 20
Government
 • Governor Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud
 • Deputy Governor Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud
Area
 • Total 404,240 km2 (156,080 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 6,777,146
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 01
Website .sa.gov.riyadhwww
The governorates of Riyadh Region

The Riyadh Region (Arabic: منطقة الرياضManţiqat ar Riyāḍ) is a region (mintaqah) of Saudi Arabia, also called Al-Wosta, located in the centre of the country. It has an area of 404,240 km² and a population of 6,777,146 (2010), making it the second largest province in terms of both area (behind the Eastern Region) and population (behind Makkah Region). 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.

Subdivisions

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

Districts

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 .... ...

List of governors

Name Dates
Muhammad bin Saad bin Zaid 1929-1936
Prince Nasser bin Abdulaziz 1937-28/5/1947
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz 29/5/1947 – 19/12/1952
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz On behalf of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz 3/3/1952 – 19/12/1952
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz 20/12/1952 – 18/4/1955
Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz On behalf of Prince Nayef 16/3/1954 - 1955
Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz 18/4/1955 – 22/9/1960
Prince Turki bin Abdul-Aziz On behalf of Prince Salman 10/10/1957 – 21/10/1957; 31/10/1960
Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz 11/9/1961 – 20/1/1963
Prince Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz 1963-1963
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz 5/2/1963-5/11/2011
Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz 5 Nov 2011-12/2/2013
Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud 14 February 2013 - 14 May 2014
Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud 14 May 2014-present
[1]

References

  1. ^ "Riyadh Princes". Riyadh.gov.sa. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 

External links

  • Riyadh Principality
  • Riyadh Principality (Arabic)
  • A travel through the province of Riyadh, A travel site with photos and routes
  • Official Saudi census figures from 2004: [1] [2]
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