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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
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1932
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 JournalMon, 21 Jul 2014 23:18:01 -0700
Saudi Arabia Plans to Open Stock Market to Foreign Investors

DUBAI?Saudi Arabia plans to open its $530 billion stock market to foreigners for the first time early next year, a move that will allow the Middle East's biggest economy to attract more international investment and reduce its dependence on oil revenue.   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: CNNMoneyTue, 22 Jul 2014 06:52:30 -0700
ABU DHABI (CNNMoney) read full story
Publisher: ReutersMon, 21 Jul 2014 23:42:17 -0700
Saudi Arabia to open $530 billion bourse to foreigners in early 2015 read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 22 Jul 2014 04:50:00 -0700
Saudi Arabian stock market to open to foreign investors read full story
Publisher: Irish IndependentTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:18:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreign investment read full story
Publisher: BloombergMon, 21 Jul 2014 18:39:34 -0700
Saudi to Open $531 Billion Stock Market to Foreigners read full story
Publisher: Omaha World-HeraldTue, 22 Jul 2014 05:33:45 -0700
In brief: Saudi Arabia to open market to foreign companies read full story

Publisher: Middle East EyeTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:03:45 -0700
Qatari emir's visit to Saudi Arabia suggests reconciliation over Palestine

The move marks a significant development in relations between Saudi Arabia and an isolated Qatar, which has been sidelined from the six GCC states because of its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a group declared a ?terrorist organisation? by GCC ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-ArabiyaWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:13:59 -0700
Saudi Arabia slams Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza read full story
Publisher: MiamiHerald.comTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:28:53 -0700
Qatar, Saudi rulers meet for Gaza cease-fire talks read full story
Publisher: Al-MonitorWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700
New moves by Saudi Arabia, Qatar signal drive for cease-fire read full story

Publisher: Arab NewsTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700
KSA flays Israeli savagery in Gaza Strip

Saudi Arabia has denounced the brutal Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the Jewish state's war crimes against unarmed Palestinians. It urged the international community to shoulder its responsibility in protecting the Palestinians from Israeli ...   read full story

Publisher: The National Interest OnlineWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:45:00 -0700
Israel and Saudi Arabia: A Changing Region, a Possible Partnership?

Prince Turki, who previously also served as ambassador to the United States, outlined what his dream of a two-state solution may mean for Saudi Arabia and Israel, Washington's two most important regional allies. ?Let me dream . . . Imagine if I could ...   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @Aymanofy on Wed Jul 23 22:17:33 EDT 2014 i am ayman from Saudi Arabia, #ISupportGaza
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From @PilotDhaka on Wed Jul 23 22:17:19 EDT 2014 US is seriously dating Saudi Arabia and Israel while flirting with Iran
From @Abo_yahya11 on Wed Jul 23 22:17:16 EDT 2014 My name is Abdullah Alyahya and I'm from Saudi Arabia #ISupportGaza
From @Science_Alerts on Wed Jul 23 22:17:08 EDT 2014 New generic and species records for the flora of Saudi Arabia
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