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.


King Abdul Aziz Al-Kharj Castle in Al-Kharj
Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 24°08′54.0″N 47°18′18.0″E
Country Saudi Arabia
ProvinceRiyadh Region
  Acting GovernorMusaad Bin Abdullah Bin Saad Almadhi

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]


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]

In 2016, Al-Kharj was a closed city. The state-owned armor manufacturer Military Industries Corporation (MIC) was situated in the city, where the German assault rifle Heckler & Koch G36 was mounted and the matching 5.56mm ammunition produced.[4]

See also


  1. "Al-Kharj". Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. 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.
  4. Otfried Nassauer: Hemmungslos in alle Welt. Die Munitionsexporte der Rheinmetall AG, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, October 2016


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