Emirate of Riyadh

The Emirate of Riyadh[1] was the first iteration of the Third Saudi State from 1902 to 1913.[2] It was a monarchy led by the House of Saud.[1] The state was formed after Saudi forces seized Riyadh from the control of the Emirate of Ha'il, led by the House of Rashid, during the Battle of Riyadh.[1] It was the direct antecedent of the Emirate of Nejd and Hasa. Al-Hasa was conquered in 1913.

Emirate of Riyadh
إمارة الرياض
‘Imāra ar-Riyāḍ‘
1902–1913
Flag of Nejd
Location of Nejd
CapitalRiyadh
Common languagesArabic
Religion
Sunni Islam (Wahhabism)
GovernmentIslamic absolute monarchy
Emir 
• 1902–1913
Abdul Aziz
History 
13 January 1902
1913
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Emirate of Ha'il
Emirate of Nejd and Hasa

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  1. ^ a b c Madawi Al-Rasheed. A History of Saudi Arabia. Cambridge, England, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. 40.
  2. ^ J. A. Hammerton. Peoples Of All Nations: Their Life Today And Story Of Their Past (in 14 Volumes). Concept Publishing Company, 2007. Pp. 193.

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