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ID: 7003878
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003878

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Riyadh (inhabited place)  Riyadh (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 24 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 24.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 046 46 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 46.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on high plateau in E central Saudi Arabia, in historic Najd region; was center of powerful Sa'ūd family from 1824; with discovery of oil in 1930s, city has become largest in the nation, & center of nation's commerce.

Names:
Ar-Riyāḍ (preferred,C,V)
ar-Riyāḍ (C,V)
Ar Riyāḑ (C,V)
Riyāḑ, Ar (C,V)
Er Riad (C,V)
Er-Riad (C,O)
Riyadh (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Riad (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Saudi Arabia (nation)  ........  Saudi Arabia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ar Riyāḍ (province)  ............  Ar Riyāḍ (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Riyadh (inhabited place)  ................  Riyadh (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  grew after being chosen as capital of Saūd dynasty in 1824
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  of modern nation, since 1932
religious center (C)  ............  became center of Wahabism, an Arab Islamic movement, in 1818
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
educational center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Saudi Arabia .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Asia) [1000137]

Sources and Contributors:
Ar-Riyāḍ..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 15
Ar Riyāḑ..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 33
ar-Riyāḍ..........  [VP]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 694
Er-Riad..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-85
Er Riad..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 782
Riad..........  [BHA, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1022
Riyāḑ, Ar..........  [VP]
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 541
Riyadh..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 96
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1022
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 694
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 541
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 782
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 96
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-85
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 33
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 15
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1022
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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