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Ar Riyad

Area of Ar Riyad 375,013.4 km²
Population 8.1 million
Male Population 4,757,993 (58.8%)
Female Population 3,331,122 (41.2%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +446.4%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +61.2%
Median Age 26.9 years old
Male Median Age 28.4 years old
Female Median Age 24.7 years old
Timezone Arabian Standard Time
The Riyadh Region is a region of Saudi Arabia, also called Al-Wosta, located in the center of the country. Source: Wikipedia

Ar Riyad Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,480,383 3,607,238 5,019,466 8,089,115
Population Density 3.95 / km² 9.62 / km² 13.4 / km² 21.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Riyadh Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 61.2% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Ar Riyad +446.4% +124.2% +61.2%
Saudi Arabia +325% +93.1% +47.5%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Ar Riyad Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 334,954 293,230 628,185
5-9 381,483 344,410 725,893
10-14 404,852 370,061 774,913
15-19 398,559 343,844 742,403
20-24 461,662 335,439 797,102
25-29 588,904 391,101 980,005
30-34 587,278 336,167 923,446
35-39 491,470 285,958 777,429
40-44 365,240 202,349 567,589
45-49 283,548 163,902 447,450
50-54 200,869 121,434 322,303
55-59 108,216 58,856 167,073
60-64 65,174 36,118 101,292
65-69 52,919 24,348 77,268
70-74 22,334 16,785 39,119
75-79 10,532 7,118 17,651
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Ar Riyad Population Density

Population Density: 21.6 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Ar Riyad 8.1 million 375,013.4 km² 21.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Ar Riyad Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Ancient Population until 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
0 189,452 n/a n/a
100 220,715 1.5% 3,126
200 257,136 1.5% 3,642
300 299,568 1.5% 4,243
400 349,002 1.5% 4,943
500 406,593 1.5% 5,759
600 473,687 1.5% 6,709
700 464,213 -0.2% -947
800 454,739 -0.2% -947
900 416,845 -0.9% -3,789
1000 378,950 -0.9% -3,789
1100 392,844 0.4% 1,389
1200 406,739 0.3% 1,389
1300 420,634 0.3% 1,389
1400 369,476 -1.3% -5,115
1500 378,950 0.3% 947
1600 426,318 1.2% 4,736
1700 378,950 -1.2% -4,736
1800 394,038 0.4% 1,508
1900 490,701 2.2% 9,666
1910 507,637 3.5% 16,936
1920 521,861 2.8% 14,224
1930 549,330 5.3% 27,469
1940 578,240 5.3% 28,910
1950 608,667 5.3% 30,427
1960 774,705 27.3% 166,038
1970 1,097,346 41.6% 322,641
1990 3,607,238 81.3% 1,254,946
2000 5,019,466 39.1% 1,412,228
2020 9,047,689 34.3% 2,014,111
2030 10,922,722 20.7% 1,875,033
2040 12,703,070 16.3% 1,780,348
2050 14,235,315 12.1% 1,532,245
2060 15,454,119 8.6% 1,218,804
2070 16,260,859 5.2% 806,740
2080 16,668,454 2.5% 407,595
2090 16,705,889 0.2% 37,435
2100 16,421,392 -1.7% -284,497
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Ar Riyad CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Ar Riyad 131,520,014 t 16.3 t 350.7 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Riyadh Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1973 to 2020)

Average Temp
32.5°C
90.6°F
Average High
40.0°C
104.0°F
Average Low
24.8°C
76.7°F
   Record High Temperature
47.0°C
116.6°F
   Record Low Temperature
15.0°C
59.0°F
   Average Precipitation
5.8 mm
0.2 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
0.9 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought High (7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Saudi Arabia

Place Area Population Population Density
Al Jawf 87,643.4 km² 512,802 5.85 / km²
Al Madinah 147,531.5 km² 2.0 million 13.8 / km²
Al-Bahah 9,930.9 km² 441,946 44.5 / km²
Al-Qassim 72,002.7 km² 1.4 million 20.1 / km²
Aseer 79,830.4 km² 2.3 million 28.4 / km²
Eastern Province 520,163 km² 4.9 million 9.34 / km²
Ha'il 112,817.6 km² 653,499 5.79 / km²
Jizan 12,316.7 km² 1.5 million 125.5 / km²
Makkah 137,910.5 km² 7.9 million 57.1 / km²
Najran 130,258.7 km² 586,806 4.5 / km²
Northern Borders 107,610.3 km² 367,898 3.42 / km²
Tabuk 132,079.4 km² 841,842 6.37 / km²
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