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Complete details about Saudi Arabia in Asia with capital city Riyadh

Country NameSaudi Arabia (Al-´Arabiya as-Sa´udiya)
Country CodeSAU
Capital CityRiyadh
ContinentAsia
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1932
Population21607000
Surface Area2149690.0
Life Expectancy67.8 years
GNP137635.0 (old 146171.0)
Government FormMonarchy

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (95.0%)

Major Cities

Riyadh, Riyadh     (population 3324000)
Jedda, Mekka     (population 2046300)
Mekka, Mekka     (population 965700)
Medina, Medina     (population 608300)
al-Dammam, al-Sharqiya     (population 482300)
al-Taif, Mekka     (population 416100)
Tabuk, Tabuk     (population 292600)
Burayda, al-Qasim     (population 248600)
al-Hufuf, al-Sharqiya     (population 225800)
al-Mubarraz, al-Sharqiya     (population 219100)
Khamis Mushayt, Asir     (population 217900)
Hail, Hail     (population 176800)
al-Kharj, Riad     (population 152100)
al-Khubar, al-Sharqiya     (population 141700)
Jubayl, al-Sharqiya     (population 140800)
Hafar al-Batin, al-Sharqiya     (population 137800)
al-Tuqba, al-Sharqiya     (population 125700)
Yanbu, Medina     (population 119800)
Abha, Asir     (population 112300)
Ara´ar, al-Khudud al-Samaliy     (population 108100)
al-Qatif, al-Sharqiya     (population 98900)
al-Hawiya, Mekka     (population 93900)
Unayza, Qasim     (population 91100)
Najran, Najran     (population 91000)

Saudi Arabia's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: CNNSun, 21 Sep 2014 19:48:45 -0700
The richest man in Saudi Arabia on oil, Isis and Murdoch

(CNN) -- Gaze across the Riyadh skyline and one building immediately demands your attention. Towering high above the city, with its distinctive inverted arch, is the 992 ft Kingdom Center -- owned by the richest man in Saudi Arabia, if not the Middle East.   read full story

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Publisher: Asharq Alawsat EnglishTue, 23 Sep 2014 03:52:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia headed for ?new renaissance?: Crown Prince read full story
Publisher: The Oregonian - OregonLive.comMon, 22 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700
Pacific University invites community to celebrate Saudi Arabia National Day read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsMon, 22 Sep 2014 15:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia is our key partner: UK read full story
Publisher: Business StandardTue, 23 Sep 2014 04:03:45 -0700
PM extends National Day wishes to Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: The HinduTue, 23 Sep 2014 04:15:00 -0700
India-Saudi Arabia cooperation to grow: Modi read full story
Publisher: WPTZ The Champlain ValleySun, 21 Sep 2014 19:48:45 -0700
Richest man in Saudi Arabia on media and oil read full story


Publisher: The GuardianMon, 22 Sep 2014 02:16:02 -0700
Iranian talks with Saudi Arabia may signal thaw in relations

Iran and Saudi Arabia have held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media have reported, signalling a possible thaw in relations between the rival Gulf powers. Shia Muslim ...   read full story

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Publisher: Today's ZamanMon, 22 Sep 2014 06:07:30 -0700
HASAN KANBOLAT read full story
Publisher: XinhuaMon, 22 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Iran seeks expansion of all-round ties with Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: The National Interest OnlineSun, 21 Sep 2014 17:11:15 -0700
Détente Denied: Why Saudi Arabia and Iran Can't Move Forward read full story
Publisher: Ahlul Bayt News Agency - abna.irMon, 22 Sep 2014 01:26:15 -0700
President Rouhani Hopes for Iran-Saudi Arabia Stronger ?Brotherly? Ties read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaMon, 22 Sep 2014 01:37:30 -0700
Saudi, Iran foreign ministers meet in New York read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalSun, 21 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank To Launch IPO Next Month

RIYADH?Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank will launch its highly anticipated initial public offering of shares next month, the kingdom's stock market regulator said Sunday. The Capital Market Authority said 300 million shares, 15% of the lender's ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersMon, 22 Sep 2014 06:52:30 -0700
MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia slides ahead of NCB flotation; Gulf mixed read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsSun, 21 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0700
Tadawul may weaken ahead of NCB IPO read full story
Publisher: BloombergSun, 21 Sep 2014 09:42:02 -0700
Saudi Regulator Clears Share Sale of Largest Lender NCB read full story
Publisher: MynextfoneSun, 21 Sep 2014 23:45:00 -0700
22 Investors in Saudi Arabia may start selling... read full story
Publisher: Gulf Business NewsSun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:33 -0700
Saudi's National Commercial Bank To Start IPO Next Month read full story


Publisher: Human Rights WatchTue, 23 Sep 2014 02:33:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia: End Arbitrary Detention

(Beirut) ? Saudi Arabia should immediately make public the legal basis for detaining hundreds of people, and reveal what steps it is taking to end the practice of arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Interior Minister ...   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @johnsonofdaw on Tue Sep 23 08:17:00 EDT 2014 @SandraEckersley @JohnWallace_au So how about an answer then, r u commending or condemning Saudi Arabia?
From @chunkymark on Tue Sep 23 08:16:59 EDT 2014 RT @jjarichardson: U.S. allies with Bahrain (http://t.co/Ydih2pzdAA) and Saudi Arabia (http://t.co/eFG0TERLpB) to attack ISIS for human rig?
From @MrTickle3 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:56 EDT 2014 RT @monaeltahawy: #Saudi Arabia and Daesh (IS): who can outdo the other in beheadings & ultra extremism http://t.co/5CIhIl4MDB
From @raggy314 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:54 EDT 2014 RT @BBCBreaking: Countries US says "undertook military action" against Islamic State in Syria: Bahrain Jordan Saudi Arabia Qatar UAE http:/?
From @_MrKarim on Tue Sep 23 08:16:52 EDT 2014 Its hard to swallow that the two most precious cities in the world fall in the hands of the most twisted, sick government. Saudi Arabia.
From @Kshitij_Edu_Ind on Tue Sep 23 08:16:50 EDT 2014 Why should students in #Saudi #Arabia not study from any random #IITJEE preparation.... http://t.co/3YSuzX9znj http://t.co/xVQQz7dgcd
From @rsmith1414 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:49 EDT 2014 RT @BBCBreaking: Countries US says "undertook military action" against Islamic State in Syria: Bahrain Jordan Saudi Arabia Qatar UAE http:/?
From @lynnzov on Tue Sep 23 08:16:44 EDT 2014 RT @MunaAlGurg: Proud to hear that the #UAE along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain join air strikes in Syria against the destructive ISIL http://?
From @bentalreem1582 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:44 EDT 2014 Happy National Day Saudi Arabia :) http://t.co/E1v4BC9GRI
From @Mesho4846 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:41 EDT 2014 Happy National Day of Saudi Arabia
From @mohamed_waes on Tue Sep 23 08:16:41 EDT 2014 ? Happy national day Saudi Arabia..?
From @mishaal92 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:38 EDT 2014 RT @narendramodi: Best wishes to the people of Saudi Arabia on their National Day. Am sure the cooperation between our nations will grow in?
From @mem2u on Tue Sep 23 08:16:33 EDT 2014 RT @Eric_Oliver27: Happy National Day of Saudi Arabia to all my fans from #Alahli! I hope you all have a great day! http://t.co/7cVwdc0BkB
From @avinashk1975 on Tue Sep 23 08:16:32 EDT 2014 RT @monaeltahawy: #Saudi Arabia and Daesh (IS): who can outdo the other in beheadings & ultra extremism http://t.co/5CIhIl4MDB
From @DeeroPm on Tue Sep 23 08:16:30 EDT 2014 RT @UAEKorea13: ?????? ????? ?? ???? 2pm ??? ???? ????????! NichKhun's tweet Reaches Saudi Arabia's Trend List! ?? http://t.co/j5mWXqvtJ9