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الرياض Ar Riyāḍ
Coat of arms of Riyadh
Coat of arms
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 (Arabic: الرياض ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital 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.