Riyadh Province
For other uses, see Riyadh (disambiguation).
The Riyadh Region (Arabic: منطقة الرياض‎‎ Manṭiqat 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 (156,080 sq mi) 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.
Province of Riyadh
منطقة الرياض

Al-'Uyayna is a village in central Saudi Arabia

Map of Saudi Arabia with Riyadh highlighted
Coordinates: 23°0′N 45°30′E
 Saudi Arabia
 • GovernorFaisal bin Bandar Al Saud
 • Deputy GovernorMohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz
 • Total404,240 km2 (156,080 sq mi)
Population (2017 census)
 • Total8,216,284
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
ISO 3166-201
The governorates of Riyadh Region
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 of the 7 regions of the kingdom that do not have a coastline.
Population development since 1992:
Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
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
First Saudi State1744181874 years
Khedewian Invasion181818246 years
Second Saudi State "first period"1824183814 years
Khedewian Invasion "secondly"183818435 years
Second Saudi State "second period"1843186522 years
Civil War1865188722 years
(Conquests of Abdul Aziz Al-Saud "he began to Riyadh") Third Saudi State1902193230 years
(End of Conquests) "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia"1932.......
List of governors
Muhammad bin Saad bin Zaid1929–1936
Prince Nasser bin Abdulaziz1937–28 May 1947
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz29 May 1947 – 19 December 1952
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz (on behalf of Prince Sultan)3 March – 19 December 1952
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz20 December 1952 – 18 April 1955
Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz (on behalf of Prince Nayef)16 March 1954 – 18 April 1955
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz18 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 Abdulaziz11 September 1961 – 20 January 1963
Prince Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz20 Jan – 5 February 1963
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz5 February 1963 – 5 November 2011
Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz5 November 2011 – 12 February 2013
Prince Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud14 February 2013 – 14 May 2014
Prince Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud14 May 2014 – 29 January 2015
Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud29 January 2015 – present
  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.
External links
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