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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 GuardianSun, 31 Aug 2014 11:30:57 -0700
To really combat terror, end support for Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference in Downing Street. 'As the British government ramps up the terror alert to 'severe' and yet more anti-terror legislation is proposed, some reflection after 13 years of disaster are surely needed ...   read full story

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Publisher: Arab NewsMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Britain to take tougher steps to contain radicals read full story


Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukMon, 01 Sep 2014 07:31:33 -0700
British man beaten by 'religious police' in Saudi Arabia for using women-only ...

He said he did not blame the government or the system in Saudi Arabia, where he was ?proud to live?. ?This sort of thing happens to people but it is quite isolated,? he said. ?There are rogue elements in police forces everywhere, including the United ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business Times UKMon, 01 Sep 2014 14:25:06 -0700
Saudi Arabia: British Man and Saudi Wife Attacked by Religious Police read full story
Publisher: Mirror.co.ukMon, 01 Sep 2014 13:24:13 -0700
Watch 'Brit beaten by Saudi religious police for using women-only queue' read full story
Publisher: Express.co.ukTue, 02 Sep 2014 03:52:30 -0700
WATCH: British man 'attacked by Saudi Arabian police after paying at woman ... read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comMon, 01 Sep 2014 02:11:15 -0700
British man, Saudi wife attacked by religious police - video read full story
Publisher: HaaretzTue, 02 Sep 2014 02:06:11 -0700
Saudi religious police beat Briton who paid at women-only cash register read full story


Publisher: Daily MailMon, 01 Sep 2014 19:32:06 -0700
Will Saudi Arabia MOVE Prophet Muhammad's remains?

The Prophet Muhammad, born in 570 AD, is believed by Muslims to be the last of God's prophets to mankind who delivered the religion's final revelation. His resting place in Medina, Saudi Arabia is visited by millions of Muslims every year and is seen ...   read full story

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Publisher: The IndependentMon, 01 Sep 2014 13:38:26 -0700
Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed's tomb read full story


Publisher: The Daily StarTue, 02 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia beheads 3 Syrian drug traffickers

RIYADH: Three Syrians convicted of drug trafficking were executed by the sword in Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the Interior Ministry announced. Hamoud Hassoun, Hassan Musalamani, and Youssef al-Halqi were all arrested with a "large amount of banned ...   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @TawzifOrg on Tue Sep 02 07:35:12 EDT 2014 ????? ????????? Saudi Jobs GT http://t.co/DTvwWErTXu
From @tauriqmoosa on Tue Sep 02 07:35:04 EDT 2014 RT @MaryamNamazie: Saudi Arabia's appeal court decision confirms @raif_badawi sentence: 10 year prison/travel/media ban, 1000 lashes; makin?
From @Ranjeeeee on Tue Sep 02 07:34:53 EDT 2014 RT @venky6666: Moslem Saudi Arabia to destroy Mohamed's tomb & remove his body to build public toilets http://t.co/PpDjQjL16b http://t.c?
From @Hisbah_dilam on Tue Sep 02 07:34:51 EDT 2014 My followers live in Saudi Arabia (55.6%), Egypt (11.1%), South Africa (11.1%) & more. Create your map at http://t.co/UzctNhSHa1
From @octotus on Tue Sep 02 07:34:47 EDT 2014 RT @venky6666: Moslem Saudi Arabia to destroy Mohamed's tomb & remove his body to build public toilets http://t.co/PpDjQjL16b http://t.c?
From @thaaqibR on Tue Sep 02 07:34:23 EDT 2014 RT @M_Ullah: About Same time every year 2014 http://t.co/6ILmcEhcxj 2013 http://t.co/aqRm9cvTDD 2012 http://t.co/4nvtcJAVc7 2011 http://t?
From @Usman115 on Tue Sep 02 07:34:16 EDT 2014 RT @dunyanetwork: Saudi Arabia beheads 3 Syrian drug traffickers http://t.co/dT6CbWeQaM http://t.co/UOBKcHKz0e
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From @WNews_Reddit on Tue Sep 02 07:34:10 EDT 2014 Saudi Arabia beheads 3 Syrian drug traffickers http://t.co/sxCowKT8ud
From @trendoaSA on Tue Sep 02 07:34:10 EDT 2014 182 tweets per minute are mantaining #???_????_??????? as #1 trending topic in Saudi Arabia http://t.co/cayxoZOBBl
From @asadaly_ on Tue Sep 02 07:34:08 EDT 2014 RT @adnanrasool: Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia.. Saudis risk division with proposal to move Mohamed?s (PBUH) tomb http://t.co/1Zu2cercce #Isl?
From @InnovativeHindu on Tue Sep 02 07:34:06 EDT 2014 RT @venky6666: Moslem Saudi Arabia to destroy Mohamed's tomb & remove his body to build public toilets http://t.co/PpDjQjL16b http://t.c?
From @Westhouse_News on Tue Sep 02 07:33:56 EDT 2014 Job: Qa/Qc manager (m/f) in Ra's al Khafji, Saudi Arabia http://t.co/jBBOTWhZiA #job
From @adnanrasool on Tue Sep 02 07:33:36 EDT 2014 Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia.. Saudis risk division with proposal to move Mohamed?s (PBUH) tomb http://t.co/1Zu2cercce #Islam #Muslims
From @ufffyaar on Tue Sep 02 07:33:32 EDT 2014 RT @DubaiNameShame: Duo who harassed girls flogged inside Saudi Arabia shopping mall - http://t.co/JL7RulVBKW - Ha.. In Dubai we win cars i?