Riyadh Facts



Interesting Facts about Riyadh

Riyadh
State: ArRiyadh
Country: Saudi Arabia

Riyadh City by the Numbers:

Population: 3.5 million
Average Summer Temperature: 45ºC / 114ºF
Average Winter Temperature: 15ºC / 59ºF
Annual Rainfall: 4 inches
Elevation: 612 meters / 2008 feet
Humidity: 17%
Latitude: 24.6408, Longitude: 46.7729

Quick Facts

Country Dialing Code: 966
Telephone area code: 1
Time zone: GMT +03:00
Electricity: 125/215 Volts AC, 50/60Hz
Ethnic Mix: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Major Industries: Crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, cement, steel-rolling mills, construction, fertilizers and plastics.
Religion: Sunni Muslims 85% and Shiite Muslims 15%. Other religions cannot be publicly practiced in Saudi Arabia as it is against the law.

Things to See in Riyadh

  • Downtown
  • Ad Dir'iyah
  • Ar Riyad
  • Murabba Palace
  • National Museum

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