Al-Kharj

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Al-Kharj
الخرج
Al-Kharj is located in Saudi Arabia
Al-Kharj
Al-Kharj
Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 24°08′54.0″N 47°18′18.0″E / 24.148333°N 47.305000°E / 24.148333; 47.305000
Country Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Province Riyadh Region

Al Kharj (Arabic: الخرج‎‎), also known locally as Al Saih (Arabic: السيح‎‎), is a city in Al Kharj Governorate in central Saudi Arabia. Al Kharj is 77 km south of Riyadh.

It is connected by rail to both Riyadh and Dammam.[1] The city's main landmarks includes the historical water wells, and King Abdulaziz Palace and Mosque.[2]

One of the main Royal Saudi Air Force bases, Prince Sultan Air Base 24°03′48″N 47°34′50″E / 24.06333°N 47.58056°E / 24.06333; 47.58056, located in Al Kharj, is home to several fleets of F-15s. The base was home to about 60,000 coalition forces during the 1991 Gulf War.[citation needed]

Under the leadership of King Abdulaziz, who first took initiative for the production of milk in the kingdom, an experimental farm was established at Al-Kharj in 1938.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Al-Kharj". Saudiembassy.net. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Rashid Hassan (9 June 2014). "Al-Kharj expo promotes cultural values". Arab News. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Al-Kharj". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2016-08-13.

Coordinates: 24°8′54″N 47°18′18″E / 24.14833°N 47.30500°E / 24.14833; 47.30500.