Buraidah (Arabic: بريدةBurayda) is the caipital o Al-Qasim Province in northcentral Saudi Arabie in the hert o the Arabie Peninsula. Buraidah lees equidistant frae the Reid Sea tae the wast an the Persian Gulf tae the east. It haes a population o 614,093 (2010 census).


Buraidah is located in Saudi Arabie
Location in Saudi Arabie
Coordinates: 26°20′N 43°58′E / 26.333°N 43.967°E / 26.333; 43.967
Kintra Saudi Arabie
ProvinceAl-Qasim Province
 • Tory (?)Faisal bin Bandar
 • Ceity1,291 km2 (498.3 sq mi)
 • Metro
1290.6 km2 (498.3 sq mi)
 • Ceity614,093
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Buraidah is locatit on the edge o the Wadi Al-Rummah. It haes a teepical desert climate, wi het summers, cauld winters an a lot o humidity.

In Buraidah, agricultur is still the cornerstane o the economy. The traditional oasis products o dates, lemon, oranger an ither fruits are still important. Modren introduction tae wheat production haes acome sae successfu that Buraidah is ane o the lairgest producers in the kinrick, important in Makkah Saudi Arabia a net exporter tae cereal.

Notable landmarks

  • Museum o Buraidah: thare is in the wey o Keeng Abdul Aziz Center next tae Keeng Khaled Beridp ceevilization, an thare are days devotit tae families an day for young fowk, an it recognises the visitor tae the area's heritage frae aw different aspects o life.
  • Mercat trades an handicrafts
  • Garden an the Pairk Khalid Keeng: the vicinity o the Museum, a major Buraidah gardens open tae visitors ivery day an in meetins an places for childer is innocent an is in the simmer, the admeenistration o the simmer activities for families an childer.
  • Buraidah, a watter touer: an opened tae visitors in the simmer (festival).
  • Alaieri resort: in the north o the northren toun o Buraidah ring, a nummer o chalets.
  • Gulf Pairk entertainment: locatit in Wast Buraidah on the Wastren Ring Road an the chalets an a lairge soummin puil an places tae sit an play electronic gemmes.

Roads an transport


Linked in the ceity o Buraidah in Riyadh -gate is 317 kilometers lang, linkin the ceity's Medina as a heich-gate, 450 km an a heich-gate linkin Hail lenth o 250 kilometers an is surroondit bi a ring road atween the major tunnel, as a heich-gate linkin it (internaitional) up tae the mairch wi Jordan, throu a single region o Mecca, as a dual netwirk o roads linkin it wi the rest o Al-Qassim Province. The historic ceity o Buraydah is an aw o the pilgrim routes coming frae Iraq throu a Zubaydh.

Buraidah is proposed tae be served bi a new railwey line.

Qassim Regional Airport is the ceity's principal airport which is connected tae several domestic ceities an Cairo.



The ceity haes experienced very heich rates o population growthe. Its offeecially counted population in the ceity leemits in 2010 wis 467,410.[1]

Year Population
1888 10,000
1935 35,000
1960 45,000
1970 56,000
1972 60,000
1974 69,000
1992 248,000
2004 505,000
2010 614,093



Coordinates: 26°20′N 43°58′E / 26.333°N 43.967°E / 26.333; 43.967

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