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al-H̨āyir is located in Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 25°47′N 45°23′E / 25.79°N 45.38°E / 25.79; 45.38Coordinates: 25°47′N 45°23′E / 25.79°N 45.38°E / 25.79; 45.38
Country  Saudi Arabia
Province Riyadh Province
Population (2004)
 • Total 13,473
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EAT (UTC+3)

al-H̨āyir, Al Ha'ir, Ha'ir or Hayer (Arabic: الحائر‎‎ or الحاير) is a small town in Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia. It is located 208 kilometres (129 mi) by road northwest of Riyadh, in the valley known as Wadi Hanifa.[1]As of the 2004 census it had a population of 13,473 people.[2] The Ha'ir dam serves the area, and it also contains Ha'ir prison.


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  2. ^ "Saudi Arabia: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.