- a city in and the capital of Saudi Arabia.
- a kingdom in N and central Arabia, including Hejaz, Nejd, and dependencies. About 600,000 sq. mi. (1,554,000 sq. km). Capital: Riyadh.
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Contemporary Examples of riyadh
Laipson was in Riyadh to moderate a foreign policy panel with the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Turki.Do Women Need to Lean In to Be Experts on Network TV?
Tara D. Sonenshine
May 6, 2014
The carrier, a health care provider, flew from Riyadh to Chicago, by way of London, and then boarded a bus to Indiana.Is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) the Next SARS?
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
May 3, 2014
In recent years there have been many issues driving a wedge between Riyadh and Washington.Saudi Arabia’s Comic Book Fatwa
March 28, 2014
A June 12, 2006 cable from the U.S. embassy in Riyadh disclosed by WikiLeaks highlights this kind of bigotry.U.S. Keeps Saudi Arabia’s Worst Secret
March 25, 2014
Prospects for the president to confront Riyadh on human rights are low.Congress: Obama Must Press Saudi Arabia on Human Rights
March 25, 2014
- the joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia, situated in a central oasis: the largest city in the country. Pop: 5 514 000 (2005 est)
- a kingdom in SW Asia, occupying most of the Arabian peninsula between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea: founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud, who united Hejaz and Nejd; consists mostly of desert plateau; large reserves of petroleum and natural gas. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: Riyadh (royal and administrative), Jiddah (diplomatic). Pop: 26 939 583 (2013 est). Area: 2 260 353 sq km (872 722 sq miles)
Monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula, where it is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to the east; Oman to the east and south; Yemen to the south; and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba to the west. Its capital and largest city is Riyadh.