Riyadh

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Ri·yadh

 (rē-yäd′)
The capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, in the east-central part of the country east-northeast of Mecca. Situated in a desert oasis, it was a walled city until the oil boom of the 1950s led to the demolition of older structures to make way for commercial expansion.

Riyadh

(rɪˈjɑːd)
n
(Placename) 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)

Ri•yadh

(riˈyɑd)

n.
the capital of Saudi Arabia, in the E central part. 1,500,000.
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Noun1.Riyadh - joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasisRiyadh - joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Translations

Riyadh

[rɪˈyɑːd] NRiyadh m

Riyadh

[rɪˈjɑːd] nRiyad

Riyadh

[rɪˈjɑːd] nRiad f
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Bombings in the Sunni towns of Hawija and Ar Riyad, outside the flashpoint city of Kirkuk north of Baghdad, wounded seven people.
Car bombs also struck two Sunni towns outside Kirkuk — Hawija and Ar Riyad — wounding seven people.