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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: ABC News (blog)Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:13:57 -0700
World's Tallest Building Set for Construction in Saudi Arabia

Construction for the world's tallest skyscraper is set to start next week in Saudi Arabia, according to local media. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller than the current Guinness World Record holder ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:02:23 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower Will Stand One Kilometer High read full story
Publisher: The WireSat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build the World's Tallest Building read full story
Publisher: The IndependentSat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:30 -0700
Kingdom Tower: Construction of 1km high new world's tallest building to begin ... read full story
Publisher: GMA NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 02:56:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia to build kilometer-high tower: report read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukFri, 18 Apr 2014 08:24:11 -0700
Saudi Arabia to begin building world's tallest skyscraper read full story


Publisher: ReutersSun, 20 Apr 2014 03:40:47 -0700
Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

MERS, a SARS-like novel coronavirus that emerged in Saudi Arabia two years ago, has infected 244 people in the kingdom, of whom 76 have died, the Health Ministry said on its website. However, Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia on Sunday told reporters ...   read full story

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Publisher: TIMESun, 20 Apr 2014 10:01:57 -0700
Saudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS Virus read full story
Publisher: CBC.caSun, 20 Apr 2014 05:11:15 -0700
MERS virus: New cases confirmed in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: RT (blog)Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:05:29 -0700
Cases of deadly MERS virus spike in Saudi Arabia read full story


Publisher: CNNThu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:31 -0700
Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

(CNN) -- Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia. Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi ...   read full story


Publisher: Los Angeles TimesSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:21:31 -0700
Saudi spy chief removal may not change US ties -- or end his career

Prince Bandar bin Sultan's replacement last week as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has fueled speculation about a shift in the monarchy's shaky relations with the United States and its position toward the Syrian conflict ? not to mention about the ...   read full story

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Publisher: Tehran TimesSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:11:15 -0700
'Bandar's departure sign of power struggle in House of Saud' read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @vardssk on Mon Apr 21 00:50:48 EDT 2014 RT @Arab_Fury: Don't get angry at the US for drone strikes in Yemen. Blame Saudi Arabia for hosting drone bases and Yemen for hosting drone?
From @MEGlobalHealth on Mon Apr 21 00:50:35 EDT 2014 RT @JAMA_current: #MERSCoV widespread in dromedary camels thruout Saudi Arabia, likely resp. for human disease. http://t.co/hFZGiaBwR0 http?
From @sadhurohitash on Mon Apr 21 00:50:20 EDT 2014 RT @cnni: Saudi Arabia will build the world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky: http://t.co/S8alsOh0i8 http://t.co/AUIr7bqB?
From @JordanianInKSA on Mon Apr 21 00:50:18 EDT 2014 Ahmad Qndeel ??? ??? ?????: ?? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ????? ?????:?? ??? ???????? ?????? 800 ?????? ???... http://t.co/KebNDTHVwZ
From @siripun_gift on Mon Apr 21 00:50:08 EDT 2014 RT @cnni: Saudi Arabia will build the world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky: http://t.co/S8alsOh0i8 http://t.co/AUIr7bqB?
From @a4ashu on Mon Apr 21 00:50:03 EDT 2014 RT @majorlyp: "Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower" http://t.co/xh0I4UrcFj Presumably to compete with Qatar Vagina stadium. http://?
From @green_tova on Mon Apr 21 00:49:46 EDT 2014 RT @cnni: Saudi Arabia will build the world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky: http://t.co/S8alsOh0i8 http://t.co/AUIr7bqB?
From @cncdubai on Mon Apr 21 00:49:41 EDT 2014 are you looking for GEFRAN Equiv. Parts in Dubai Oman Kuwait Bahrain Qatar Saudi Arabia KSA Email cncdubai@gmail.com http://t.co/HN5xoRzU9Z
From @carlacastanos on Mon Apr 21 00:49:30 EDT 2014 RT @AlArabiya_Eng: Qaradawi?s U-Turn: I love the #UAE, #SaudiArabia http://t.co/bgl1A7GxKs
From @NaMo4PM_HDL on Mon Apr 21 00:49:09 EDT 2014 RT @shahid_siddiqui: "@cnni: Saudi Arabia will build the world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky: http://t.co/JG1ElpSDTF h?
From @luthercrop on Mon Apr 21 00:49:01 EDT 2014 RT @cnni: Saudi Arabia will build the world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky: http://t.co/S8alsOh0i8 http://t.co/AUIr7bqB?
From @JhunJL on Mon Apr 21 00:48:54 EDT 2014 RT @cnni: Saudi Arabia will build the world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky: http://t.co/S8alsOh0i8 http://t.co/AUIr7bqB?
From @Qawlu_Sawarim on Mon Apr 21 00:48:54 EDT 2014 RT @truthsMaster: "The Islamic State(ISIS) endures", near the Civil Affairs building in Taif, Saudi Arabia. http://t.co/XydZTqCWzq http://?
From @GerardAlFil on Mon Apr 21 00:48:52 EDT 2014 Female #Saudi pilot flies high | Arab News ? Saudi Arabia News, http://t.co/6GVdh9P4B6 via @Arab_News #feminism #emancipation
From @MacAdamThomas1 on Mon Apr 21 00:48:43 EDT 2014 State hotels ingress saudi arabia: ypU