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الرياض Ar Riyāḍ
Central Riyadh, with the Kingdom Centre tower visible

Coat of arms
Riyadh is located in Saudi Arabia
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
 • Mayor Abdul Aziz ibn 'Ayyaf Al Migrin
 • Provincial Emir Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz
 • 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

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.