Riyadh Region

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Riyadh
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
Coordinates: 23°0′N 45°30′E / 23.000°N 45.500°E / 23.000; 45.500Coordinates: 23°0′N 45°30′E / 23.000°N 45.500°E / 23.000; 45.500
CapitalRiyadh
Boroughs20
Government
 • GovernorFaisal bin Bandar Al Saud
 • Deputy GovernorMohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz
Area
 • Total404,240 km2 (156,080 sq mi)
Population
 (2017 census)
 • Total8,216,284
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2
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Websitewww.riyadh.gov.sa
The governorates of Riyadh Region

The Riyadh Region (Arabic: منطقة الرياضManṭiqat ar-Riyāḍ), also known as the Riyadh Province, and officially the Emirate of Riyadh Province, is a region of Saudi Arabia, located in the geographic center of the country. It has an area of 404,240 km² and with a 2017 population of 8,216,284,[1] it is the second-largest region by both area and population, behind the Eastern Province and Mecca Region respectively. The capital governorate of the province is the Riyadh Governorate and it is named after the capital of the kingdom, Riyadh, which is the most populous city in the region and the kingdom, with a little less than two-thirds of the population of the region residing within the city.

Other populous cities in the region include Al Ghat, Zulfi and Majma'ah. Approximately half of the region's area is desert, and it only borders other regions of the kingdom; it has no international borders. The region borders, clockwise from the north, the Eastern Province, Najran Region, 'Asir Region, Mecca Region, Medina Region and the Al-Qassim Region. It is one the 7 regions of the kingdom that do not have a coastline.

Population

Population development since 1992:

Subdivisions

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

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[3] Dates
Muhammad bin Saad bin Zaid 1929–1936
Prince Nasser bin Abdulaziz 1937–28 May 1947
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz 29 May 1947 – 19 December 1952
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz (on behalf of Prince Sultan) 3 March – 19 December 1952
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz 20 December 1952 – 18 April 1955
Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz (on behalf of Prince Nayef) 16 March 1954 – 18 April 1955
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz 18 April 1955 – 22 September 1960
Prince Turki bin Abdul-Aziz (on behalf of Prince Salman) 10–21 Oct 1957 – 1957; 31 October 1960
Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz 11 September 1961 – 20 January 1963
Prince Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz 20 Jan – 5 February 1963
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz 5 February 1963 – 5 November 2011
Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz 5 November 2011 – 12 February 2013
Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud 14 February 2013 – 14 May 2014
Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud 14 May 2014 – 29 January 2015
Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud 29 January 2015 – present

References

  1. ^ "Population Characteristics surveys" (PDF). General Authority for Statistics. 2017.
  2. ^ Saudi Arabia: Regions and Cities
  3. ^ "Riyadh Princes". Riyadh.gov.sa. Retrieved 27 March 2012.