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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: The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:11:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Women Problem

One of the lesser-noted tendrils of the Arab Spring, which kicked off in earnest in 2011 and has been all but declared over, is the ongoing movement to end the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia. The decades-long ban, which technically stems from ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: ReutersThu, 23 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia warns women not to join protest against ban on driving read full story
Publisher: Military TimesFri, 24 Oct 2014 04:37:38 -0700
Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on US forces read full story
Publisher: Press TVFri, 24 Oct 2014 04:15:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia to pay heavy price if Nimr executed: Iran cleric read full story
Publisher: Reuters Blogs (blog)Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:29:58 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 23 Oct 2014 06:20:43 -0700
Saudi Arabia: Women jailed for supporting al-Qaeda read full story


Publisher: BusinessweekThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Risky Oil-Price Play

With the U.S. on track to become the world's largest oil producer by next year, it's become popular in Washington and on Wall Street to call America the new Saudi Arabia. Yet the real Saudi Arabia hasn't relinquished its role as the producer with the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BloombergThu, 23 Oct 2014 05:44:12 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Crude Oil Supply Said to Fall in September read full story
Publisher: Fox BusinessFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Why OPEC, Led by Saudi Arabia, Is Trying to Crash the Oil Market read full story
Publisher: Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideThu, 23 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia Said to Cut Crude Oil Supply to Market in September read full story
Publisher: Washington TimesWed, 22 Oct 2014 18:24:22 -0700
New Cold War clashes lead to plunging global gasoline prices read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia supplies less oil in September despite output rise read full story


Publisher: The InquisitrFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:11:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia Warns Women Not To Protest Driving Ban

In a statement released by the Interior Ministry for Saudi Arabia, Saudi officials warned that they would punish women who attempt to drive in their country as well as the men who allowed them to do so. ?Female drivers in Saudi Arabia will be dealt ...   read full story


Publisher: News24Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:33:45 -0700
Masked men burn 2 Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt

Saudi Arabia has been a strong backer of Egypt since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year, and the attack appeared to be the first on Saudi property or personnel in Egypt since then.   read full story

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