November 14, 2012
This Envisat image, acquired on 28 October 2011, shows central Saudi Arabia on the arid Arabian Peninsula. The area pictured is on the central plateau, Nejd, which slopes downwards from west to east. The dark circle near the centre of the image is the capital city of Riyadh, the nation’s legislative, financial administrative, diplomatic and commercial hub.
Topics: Geography of Saudi Arabia, Western Asia, Asia, Tuwaiq, Outline of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Riyadh, Plateaus, Najd