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Full nameRiyadh
Official nameRiyadh
Native name   
CountrySaudi Arabia
ProvinceRiyadh Province
MayorAbdul Aziz ibn 'Ayyaf Al Migrin
Provincial EmirPrince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz
Urban Area386 sq mi (1000 km2)
Metro Area700.6 sq mi (1815 km2)
Total Population5254560 (2010)
Density (pop.)3023.5/km2 (7833/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)6800000
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST)EAT (UTC+3)
Postal Code(5 digits)
Area code+966-1

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Riyadh (-arriˈjɑːdˤpron; , ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama. It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau, and is home to 5,254,560 people, and the urban center of a region with a population of close to 7 million people. The city is divided into 15 municipal districts, managed by Riyadh Municipality headed by the mayor of Riyadh, and the Riyadh Development Authority, chaired by the Governor of Riyadh Province, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. The current mayor of Riyadh is Abdul Aziz ibn Ayyaf Al Migrin, appointed in 1998.

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