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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: Wall Street JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 02:10:23 -0700
Yemen's President Emerges in Saudi Arabia After Fleeing Country

Yemen's U.S.-backed president turned up in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, a day after he fled his country as Houthi militants closed in on his southern stronghold, Saudi state television reported. He emerged in the Saudi capital Riyadh hours after Saudi ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:05:51 -0700
Pakistan's long history of fighting Saudi Arabia's wars read full story
Publisher: ReutersThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:27:47 -0700
Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen's Sanaa, Morocco joins alliance read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:37:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia Gets Bipartisan Backing for Yemen Airstrikes read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:36:27 -0700
Which Countries Are Part Of Saudi Arabia's Coalition Against Yemen's Houthis? read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 27 Mar 2015 01:03:32 -0700
Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen with airstrikes for a second day read full story


Publisher: DefenseNews.comThu, 26 Mar 2015 12:18:43 -0700
Saudi Arabia: The Gulf's Best-Equipped Military

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia ? Saudi Arabia has the best equipped armed forces in the Gulf region, while counting on its Western partners to guarantee its security, the International Institute for Strategic Studies says. The Saudi military numbers 227,000 ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:03:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia: the Gulf's best-equipped army read full story


Publisher: Daily MailFri, 27 Mar 2015 02:39:35 -0700
Yemen conflict risks 'proxy war' between Saudi Arabia and Iran, warns Philip ...

Greeting: Yemen's President Hadi (left) arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh last night after leaving his refuge in Aden. Today Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (right) warned of a 'proxy war' exploding in the Middle East as Saudi warplanes ...   read full story

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Publisher: NBCNews.comThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:18:45 -0700
Proxy War: US on Both Sides of Tensions Between Iran, Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Arutz ShevaTue, 24 Mar 2015 21:41:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia Could Buy the Bomb read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesWed, 25 Mar 2015 18:18:45 -0700
MarketsOil price climbs 1% as Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen read full story
Publisher: MarketWatchThu, 26 Mar 2015 04:43:23 -0700
Iran warns Saudi airstrikes in Yemen will escalate tension in region read full story
Publisher: Sputnik InternationalThu, 26 Mar 2015 02:22:30 -0700
Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen Contrary to Int'l Law, Violate Sovereignty - Iran read full story


Publisher: The IndependentFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:53:04 -0700
Saudi Arabia says it won't rule out building nuclear weapons

Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news channel CNN, Adel Al-Jubeir said the subject was ?not something we would discuss publicly?. Pressed later on the subject he said: ?This is not something that I can ...   read full story

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Publisher: Daily MailFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:03:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia REFUSES to rule out building nuclear weapons to counter Iran read full story
Publisher: CNNThu, 26 Mar 2015 16:55:00 -0700
Saudi Ambassador to US won't rule out building nukes read full story
Publisher: International Business Times AUFri, 27 Mar 2015 04:37:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia May Have Nuclear Power To Counter Iran, Ambassador Adel Al ... read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @cfly97live on Fri Mar 27 16:52:10 EDT 2015 RT @AJENews: Saudi Arabia says it won't allow Yemen's second largest city to fall to Houthi fighters http://t.co/P0a7v0W2lI http://t.co/hrk?
From @GLArmy007 on Fri Mar 27 16:52:09 EDT 2015 Saudi Arabia Gets Bipartisan Backing for Yemen Airstrikes http://t.co/Nn4tLKjkxN
From @ColbeyP on Fri Mar 27 16:52:08 EDT 2015 @margotwallstrom Stand strong re Saudi Arabia - there are too few voices raised in opposition to this brutal and misogynist regime.
From @PSogeco on Fri Mar 27 16:52:07 EDT 2015 RT @AmareshMisraFC: American-European chicanery? Read Nasrallah's searing, Asiatic indictment of Saudi Arabia on Yemen http://t.co/CRf4ii4X?
From @Hailboty6858 on Fri Mar 27 16:52:06 EDT 2015 ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ???????? ?? ?????? http://t.co/CcxzX0N50A #??????_?????_???????? #HBDRanaSamaha 8537
From @nykiegp on Fri Mar 27 16:52:05 EDT 2015 RT @G_Humbertson: Let's play a game called Nuclear Escalation. http://t.co/IJ7V2OZY5L #IranTalks #IranDeal #Iran http://t.co/fSCR9AFeHg
From @saraalmsrya on Fri Mar 27 16:52:05 EDT 2015 ?????? ?? ???? ??????? ???????? ?? ?????? http://t.co/k5yeUVD6YF #??? #??? 9199
From @CrawleyKeepNHS on Fri Mar 27 16:52:04 EDT 2015 Sweden?s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens... http://t.co/BKwb4kAoCx
From @NaamalomShaks on Fri Mar 27 16:52:04 EDT 2015 RT @MullaDiesel: @AbidSherAli Saudi Arabia? No, you are standing with the Saud family. King Saud just bombed Muslim country and killed 40+ ?
From @AttiAndersson on Fri Mar 27 16:52:03 EDT 2015 RT @philipoconnor: Sweden?s king has apparently apologised to Saudi Arabia re: Wahlström?s criticism. I have never felt more republican. #?
From @maiseishin on Fri Mar 27 16:52:03 EDT 2015 RT @th3programe: Best Tourist Attractions in Saudi Arabia [http://t.co/NNFvDu5yXb] http://t.co/P6QOJfxbrM Missouri gac7 #ULTRALIVE
From @faisal_y9 on Fri Mar 27 16:52:03 EDT 2015 #???????_???????_??????? ??????? ??????? ???????? Kingdom of Saudi Arabia http://t.co/xZgqukMNNI
From @ChristerSfeir on Fri Mar 27 16:52:02 EDT 2015 ?@Arab_News: #Saudi Arabia has decided to send its envoy back to #Sweden, Al Arabiya television said: #Reuters #Wallstrom #Riyadh?
From @Plinuz on Fri Mar 27 16:52:00 EDT 2015 Just wondering why saudi Arabia puts so many efforts dealing with shiite rebels in Yemen but almost none dealing with Isis...
From @LB330633 on Fri Mar 27 16:52:00 EDT 2015 RT @Forbes: Saudi Arabia is increasingly surrounded by sectarian turmoil that may infect the kingdom?s political culture: http://t.co/EHRM1?