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Encyclopedia > Nejd

Najd (Nejd) is a region in central Saudi Arabia and the location of the nation's capital, Riyadh. Nejd is a plateau ranging from 762 - 1,525m in height. The eastern section is marked by oasis settlements, elsewhere the region is sparsely occupied by nomadic Bedouins.


The region was conquered by the Wahhabi forces of Abdul Aziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Saud, from the Ottoman Empire, during the period of 1899-1912. In 1932, Nejd became a province of ibn Saud's newly formed Saudi Arabia.


See also:

  • History of Kuwait
  • History of Saudi Arabia

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AllRefer.com - Nejd (Arabian Peninsula Political Geography) - Encyclopedia (203 words)
The Nejd is a vast plateau from 2,500 to 5,000 ft (762–1,524 m) high.
There is a chain of oasis settlements in the eastern section; elsewhere the area is roamed by nomadic Bedouins.
The Nejd, the stronghold of the Wahhabi movement, was gradually conquered (1899–1912) from Turkey by the Wahhabi leader, Ibn Saud.
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