World Country List. Country Name, Country Continent & Country Region. For complete country details, click on country name.

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: CNNTue, 21 Apr 2015 03:52:30 -0700
Shadow boxing: Will Saudi Arabia and Iran take fight into the open?

The sky over Sanaa, Yemen, is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire during a Saudi-led airstrike on Friday, April 17. The coalition's warplanes have been carrying out strikes against Houthi rebels since President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled the country in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 21 Apr 2015 04:21:44 -0700
Saudi Arabia's new muscular foreign policy read full story
Publisher: RudawMon, 20 Apr 2015 02:04:59 -0700
Yemen war will engulf Saudi Arabia, Iranian commander warns read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesMon, 20 Apr 2015 07:04:06 -0700
US trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes read full story
Publisher: New York TimesTue, 21 Apr 2015 02:56:15 -0700
Pakistan, the Saudis' Indispensable Nuclear Partner read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsTue, 21 Apr 2015 01:20:07 -0700
Iran's president says Yemen airstrike offensive shows Saudi Arabia's 'mental ... read full story


Publisher: Allentown Morning CallSun, 19 Apr 2015 20:38:22 -0700
Surging Air Products a player again

Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products chairman and CEO, continued to make his case Monday, announcing a new, $2.1 billion joint venture in Saudi Arabia with a major development partner to build the largest industrial gas complex in the world for a refinery ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: WFMZ AllentownMon, 20 Apr 2015 14:56:15 -0700
Air Products awarded contract for complex in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Lehigh Valley BusinessMon, 20 Apr 2015 07:03:45 -0700
Air Products to build world's largest industrial gas complex in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: gasworldMon, 20 Apr 2015 12:07:30 -0700
Air Products in $2.1bn Saudi Arabia JV read full story
Publisher: WallStreet.orgMon, 20 Apr 2015 03:48:46 -0700
Air Products & Chemical Inc. (NYSE: APD) has decided to hold an investor call ... read full story


Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:13 -0700
A new meme shows another side to life in Saudi Arabia, but not everyone is ...

Saudi Arabia has become the focus of international attention recently ? and not for positive reasons. Whether it was human rights abuses or military intervention in Yemen, outsiders have criticized the Gulf state as both a belligerent regional power ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: NBCNews.comMon, 20 Apr 2015 02:11:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia 'On Alert' Amid Fears of Mall or Oil Site Attack read full story
Publisher: The NationalMon, 20 Apr 2015 06:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia issues terror threat alert on oil facilities and malls read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKMon, 20 Apr 2015 04:37:30 -0700
Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia on high alert over possible terror attack read full story
Publisher: Fresno BeeMon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0700
Bargains and bidding in a raucous Saudi open-air market read full story


Publisher: OilPrice.comMon, 20 Apr 2015 15:52:30 -0700
Who Is Saudi Arabia Really Targeting In Its Price War?

Saudi Arabia is not trying to crush U.S. shale plays. Its oil-price war is with the investment banks and the stupid money they directed to fund the plays. It is also with the zero-interest rate economic conditions that made this possible. Saudi Arabia ...   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @Dagvokat on Tue Apr 21 10:38:34 EDT 2015 RT @VICE: Meet the Saudi Arabian Black Metal Band That's Breaking Saudi Law By Being a Black Metal Band http://t.co/DR6FoiSYuL http://t.co/?
From @Algerie_Infos on Tue Apr 21 10:38:32 EDT 2015 A @knightcali #????? Saudi Arabia to Participate in Asian-African Conference: Riyadh, Rajab 2... http://t.co/4XyS52czsG @msf_yemen @ICRC
From @PekkaLanger on Tue Apr 21 10:38:28 EDT 2015 RT @VICE: Meet the Saudi Arabian Black Metal Band That's Breaking Saudi Law By Being a Black Metal Band http://t.co/DR6FoiSYuL http://t.co/?
From @saraalessa3 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:19 EDT 2015 I'm at posh n' polish in Alhassa, Saudi Arabia w/ @lamaalmulhim_ https://t.co/PIR17GhhBy
From @Pacino718 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:19 EDT 2015 RT @VICE: Meet the Saudi Arabian Black Metal Band That's Breaking Saudi Law By Being a Black Metal Band http://t.co/DR6FoiSYuL http://t.co/?
From @blacksamvara1 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:10 EDT 2015 @MissAsheGrey Morning. Does ? mean you are hinting where you are moving is Saudi Arabia?
From @Imshahbazshoukt on Tue Apr 21 10:38:10 EDT 2015 RT @mubasherlucman: http://t.co/5gnOzivswp Saudis expect terrorist activity
From @f441612 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:03 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @sexmasryy on Tue Apr 21 10:38:03 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @etehad20000 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:03 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @f4421541 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:03 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @go2o2o2l on Tue Apr 21 10:38:03 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @ahdaf111 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:03 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @m66666618 on Tue Apr 21 10:38:02 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????
From @helalfans on Tue Apr 21 10:38:02 EDT 2015 RT @raffi_beddoe: ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????: http://t.co/8MCKjxUtfj ???? ????: http://t.co/l9yVo690pq #?????_??? #?????? #???_????