Riyadh: A megalopolis that broke in the middle of the desert sands

Riyadh is the capital and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located in the region of Nejd largest city. It is also the provincial capital of Riyadh. It is in the center of the Arabian peninsula on a large plateau.

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It has 5,100,000 inhabitants, according to estimates in 2008 (approximately 20% of the country) and occupies an area of 1,554 square kilometers. The city is divided into 15 sections and his mayor is Abdul Aziz ibn Al Migrin Ayyaf.
It is in a very arid area with very little rainfall. Therefore, in the vicinity there are 5 dams, 96 reservoirs and 467 kilometers of aqueducts that bring water from desalination plants in the Gulf.
The vast majority of people have a per capita income higher than the rest of the world, as the saudi government, offers great opportunities and possibilities in a nation that has made the masimo the oil boom.
It is a megapolis that has dominated the desert to make way for large developments and human capacity ejem`plo address the problems that presents the environment.

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