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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: CNBCMon, 27 Jul 2015 07:39:32 -0700
Tough times strike Saudi Arabia's millionaires

Saudi Arabia's Tadawul stock exchange officially opened to foreign investors on June 15 amid a great degree of hype. However, tight regulations and high valuations meant that foreign buyers failed to materialize in substantial volumes, while domestic ...   read full story

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Publisher: MENAFN.COMMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:56:15 -0700
'Saudi Arabia's modernity impressed me the most' read full story
Publisher: CPI FinancialMon, 27 Jul 2015 03:07:30 -0700
WealthInsight: Economic woes to effect Saudi Arabia's wealthy read full story


Publisher: VICE NewsTue, 28 Jul 2015 13:39:46 -0700
As Yemenis Starve, Saudi Arabia is Accused of War Crimes in the Country

As a unilateral 5-day humanitarian pause declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen appeared to crumble, the aid group Oxfam said Tuesday that half of Yemen's population ? almost 13 million people ? is struggling to obtain food, and that some ...   read full story


Publisher: The Conversation AUMon, 27 Jul 2015 21:07:30 -0700
What's behind Saudi Arabia's connection to Islamic State?

Many claim that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Islamic State (IS) is one of patron and client. IS, they argue, is a pawn of the Saudi regime, used to check the ?rising? Shi'a power of Iran in the Middle East. This allegation typically ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-ArabiyaMon, 27 Jul 2015 21:59:47 -0700
Saudi Arabia needs clear-cut laws on harassment read full story
Publisher: ArabianBusiness.comMon, 27 Jul 2015 03:30:00 -0700
Saudi businesswoman arrested for mixed-sex event read full story


Publisher: ReutersMon, 27 Jul 2015 12:52:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbors

Speaking at a joint news conference with visiting European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Jubeir said Saudi Arabia had raised the issue with her. He said the comments showed that Tehran was intervening in its neighbors' internal affairs.   read full story

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Publisher: Arutz ShevaMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:18:40 -0700
Saudi Arabia Blasts Iran's 'Aggressive Statements' read full story
Publisher: Asharq Alawsat EnglishMon, 27 Jul 2015 11:45:00 -0700
Does Saudi Arabia Have Hawks and Doves? read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

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From @MMahroos2 on Tue Jul 28 20:33:31 EDT 2015 RT @Muneer_Aloha: @Kia_Korea and KIA ALJBR Saudi Arabia changed all fuel system but today I got same problem. Why it?s happening to me twic?
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From @MMahroos2 on Tue Jul 28 20:33:20 EDT 2015 RT @Muneer_Aloha: @Kia_Korea Kindly send an official mail to KIA ALJBR in Saudi Arabia to return back my money as Compensation for what hap?
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From @James13mitchell on Tue Jul 28 20:32:50 EDT 2015 @FoxNews Iran = openly crazy. Saudi Arabia = quietly crazy
From @newsbox on Tue Jul 28 20:32:36 EDT 2015 Market Report on Saudi Arabia Institutional Construction: Market Update http://t.co/WxlGoC2fW2 #Business
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From @dlyemennews on Tue Jul 28 20:32:12 EDT 2015 Humanitarian truce in Yemen welcomed: RIYADH: The United Nations, Arab League and Gulf Cooperation Council wel... http://t.co/MbGO0iFnGC
From @CarmenBernalJ on Tue Jul 28 20:31:49 EDT 2015 RT @AlArabiya_Eng: OPINION: We need action and clear-cut laws on harassment in #SaudiArabia. Columnist @KhaledAlmaeena writes: http://t.co?
From @dlpalestine on Tue Jul 28 20:31:24 EDT 2015 KSA raises financial aid to Palestine: RI YADH: The Kingdom has decided to increase the financial aid to Pales... http://t.co/FzF4bS3caW
From @StacieTeKorako on Tue Jul 28 20:31:12 EDT 2015 RT @JournalNEO: United States is Destroying Saudi Arabia - http://t.co/VBSyJhYbXV #US #SaudiArabia
From @mornetroispiton on Tue Jul 28 20:31:12 EDT 2015 RT @rolandsmartin: And @POTUS, I don?t care if the country is Israel, Saudi Arabia or England. Treason is treason. #JonathanPollard should ?
From @dlsaudiarabian on Tue Jul 28 20:31:04 EDT 2015 As Yemenis Starve, Saudi Arabia is Accused of War Crimes in the Country: As a unilateral 5-day humanitarian pa... http://t.co/217JQyA6LQ