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Riyadh



Introduction of Riyadh
City and capital of Saudi Arabia, in the E central Ad-Dahna region, approximately 235 mi from the PersianGulf. In 1818 the city replaced Deraya(Deraiyeh)as the center of Wahabism, an Arab Islamic reformmovement. Between 1891 and 1902 it came underthe Rashid family of Hail. It was reconquered by IbnSaud and served as his headquarters for the takeoverof the region that later became Saudi Arabia.City and capital of Saudi Arabia, in the E central Ad-Dahna region, approximately 235 mi from the PersianGulf. In 1818 the city replaced Deraya(Deraiyeh)as the center of Wahabism, an Arab Islamic reformmovement. Between 1891 and 1902 it came underthe Rashid family of Hail. It was reconquered by IbnSaud and served as his headquarters for the takeoverof the region that later became Saudi Arabia.

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