Celebrate Your City With These 5 Amazing Facts About The Capital

Hera Shabbir

Riyadh has many interesting facts and here are a few to show off your pride and amazing city with

The beautiful capital is home to all different attractions, cultures, food, and entertainment. However, these 5 facts about Riyadh stand out the most, giving you a reason to be proud to live in such a progressing city!

1. Riyadh is the largest city in the Arabian peninsula

The city’s population totals to over 7 million people

2. There are over 4,000 mosques in and around the city

Islam is the primary religion of the country which lead the country to house over thousands of mosques all in and around the city.

3. It has the world’s largest desalination plant

Located in Ras Al Khair, the desalination plant produces more than 1.4 million cubic meters of water daily, making up 22% of world water production.

4. The city houses the country’s oldest university

King Saʿud University was founded in 1957, and is the oldest university in the country. It offers courses ranging from medicine, science, technology, engineering and much more.

5. The city is 6th most-visited place in the Middle East

Riyadh receives around 5 million tourists each year, making it the forty-ninth most visited city in the world, and the numbers are only growing!


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