Ar Rass

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Ar Rass
الرس
Country Saudi Arabia
ProvinceAl Qassim Province
Government
 • ToryAl Assaf
Population
(2010)
 • Total133,000
 • Density4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT, Moscow Time Zone)
Arrass

Rass (also spelled Ar Rass, or Al-Ras; Arabic: الرس‎) is a Saudi Arabian Cites, located in the Al Qassim Province. It lies southwest of Buraydah, the capital of the province and also north of Riyadh, the national capital.

Arrass is the Largest city in Al-Qassim Province by area and third largest by population Rass means "an old well" in Arabic, and it was mentioned in a poem of Hassan Bin Thabit, the poet who was a companion (Sahaba) of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.[citation needed]

The city is governed by the Al A'ssaf family. The city has 19 official sub-governorates, and is surrounded by around two hundred villages, and Bedouin settlements, mainly on its southern and western sides.

Location[edit]

Rass is located in Al Qassim Province, central Saudi Arabia. It is almost 400 km north of Riyadh, 50 km west of Unaizah, and about 80 km southwest of Buraydah, the regional capital. The city lies to the south of Al Khabra, to the west of Badaya'a, to the east of Qasr Bin Okayel, and to the north of Dakhnah.

Geography[edit]

Rass has a typical Nejdi terrain, with sand dunes surrounding the town's sides, except for the western and southern sides, which are occupied by Bedouin settlements. The Wadi al-Rummah (Rumma Valley) crosses the city from its southern side to its north-eastern side. There are several medium-height plateaus, and low-height mountains surrounding the town, mainly on the southern side, which are called "Jebel Algoshie" by locals. Also, there is "Ruins of shinanah" a small old town located on the western side of the city of AR Rass and what you see now is only its effects and remnants as a result of the war between Abdul Aziz bin Rashid and between King Abdul Aziz, where destroyed by the army of Abdul Aziz Ben Rashid.

Climate[edit]

The town of Rass has a typical desert climate, known for its cold winters and hot and aneroid summers, with low humidity. The average temperature during winter is between 8° and 21 °C. June, July, August, and September are the hottest months. In summers the degree could reach extreme levels (between 39° to 49°).

Sport[edit]

The main team playing in the top-flight is Al Hazm.

Coordinates: 25°52′N 43°30′E / 25.867°N 43.500°E / 25.867; 43.500