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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: CNNSun, 07 Feb 2016 12:00:29 -0800
Women welcome at a Saudi Arabia Starbucks shop after temporary ban

Starbucks issued the following statement to CNN: "At Starbucks, we adhere to the local customs of Saudi Arabia by providing separate entrances for families as well as single people. In addition, all our stores provide equal amenities, service, menu ...   read full story

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Publisher: NBCNews.comMon, 08 Feb 2016 12:07:25 -0800
Starbucks Responds to Sign Banning Women From Store in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: TheBlaze.comMon, 08 Feb 2016 12:53:16 -0800
This Starbucks in Saudi Arabia Has Banned Women from Entering the ... read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaSun, 07 Feb 2016 21:05:38 -0800
Saudi Arabia places 27 on trial for spying for Iran read full story


Publisher: Military TimesMon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:30 -0800
Saudi Arabia's offer to fight ISIS in Syria comes with uncertainty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates ? Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight the Islamic State group in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its ...   read full story

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Publisher: AlterNetMon, 08 Feb 2016 21:15:00 -0800
Why Saudi Arabia Still Needs an Arab Spring read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsMon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:30 -0800
Saudi Arabia says open to sending special forces into Syria read full story
Publisher: Voice of America (blog)Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:01:45 -0800
Why Does Saudi Arabia Consider Iran a Threat? read full story
Publisher: Express.co.ukMon, 08 Feb 2016 03:53:00 -0800
FINALLY! UAE and Saudi Arabia join fight against ISIS and WILL put boots on ... read full story


Publisher: Jerusalem Post Israel NewsMon, 08 Feb 2016 11:18:45 -0800
Saudi Arabia is bringing Iran to its knees

For years Saudi Arabia has been warning the West against the growing Iranian influence in the Middle East. What helps Saudi Arabia here is that it understands the region much better than many Western governments. When the revolution broke out in Syria ...   read full story

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Publisher: Christian Science MonitorMon, 08 Feb 2016 10:56:15 -0800
To counter Iranian rival, Saudi Arabia steps up Washington lobbying read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:56:15 -0800
Saudis Try To Sell Washington On Controversial Obama-Backed War In Yemen read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesMon, 08 Feb 2016 03:48:45 -0800
Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Ballistic Missile Fired From Yemen, Targets Launch Pad read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsMon, 08 Feb 2016 01:22:30 -0800
Saudi Arabia shoots down missile fired from Yemen read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comMon, 08 Feb 2016 03:23:10 -0800
Saudi Arabia intercepts more scuds from Yemen read full story


Publisher: ABC OnlineMon, 08 Feb 2016 23:07:30 -0800
Iran and Saudi Arabia: Divisions, proxy wars and chaos in the Middle East

Tensions flared when Saudi Arabia executed a high-profile Shia cleric, but the Middle East has a long history of sectarian division. Much of it can be traced back to the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as Annabelle Quince explains. Saudi Arabia ...   read full story

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From @Ramdog1980 on Tue Feb 09 04:37:23 EST 2016 Saudi Arabia Considers Sending ?Special Forces? as Part of the Coalition: Saudi Arabia said the United States ... https://t.co/76lXjMDTXX
From @HaiderMoqawama on Tue Feb 09 04:37:09 EST 2016 Saudi Arabia Considers Sending ?Special Forces? as Part of the Coalition https://t.co/rZmFcDNW6N
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