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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: National Review OnlineMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia and Iran Clash

They sometimes pretend otherwise, but the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran hate each other. Both are heavily influenced by theocratic impulses, and their particular ideologies are at war. In short, the Saudi government uses its oil wealth to export ...   read full story

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Publisher: Business InsiderMon, 20 Oct 2014 06:41:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia Has Stepped Up Public Beheadings, And Some See A Political ... read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleMon, 20 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia Violence erupts in Saudi Arabia after verdict read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalSun, 19 Oct 2014 16:35:01 -0700
Saudi Arabia Versus Shale and Sand

Saudi Arabia's stance makes sense. Propped-up prices, while helpful in the near term, also encourage competing supplies and demand conservation. Letting prices fall may, instead, force higher-cost rivals to throttle back. Russia and Iran are said to be ...   read full story

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Publisher: OilPrice.comMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:48:06 -0700
How And When Will Saudi Arabia Respond To Low Oil Prices? read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesMon, 20 Oct 2014 01:15:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing read full story
Publisher: Asharq Alawsat EnglishSat, 18 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait halt production at Khafji oilfield: source read full story
Publisher: ArabianBusiness.comMon, 20 Oct 2014 03:18:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia's August oil exports fall to lowest in three years read full story
Publisher: Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideFri, 17 Oct 2014 22:03:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia tests US ties with oil price read full story


Publisher: New York Daily NewsMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:09:30 -0700
2 suspects arrested in killing of California college student from Saudi Arabia

From Saudi Arabia, Alkadi came to the U.S. four years ago with the dream of getting a good education, his brother told the Los Angeles Daily News. Alkadi is survived by his parents and six siblings, according to the newspaper. ?He had a very promising ...   read full story

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Publisher: Los Angeles TimesMon, 20 Oct 2014 06:18:45 -0700
LAPD to discuss death of CSUN student from Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:07:23 -0700
Calif. man charged with killing Saudi college student read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:54:25 -0700
Man Charged With Killing Saudi College Student read full story
Publisher: KTLAMon, 20 Oct 2014 09:27:05 -0700
CSUN Student Posted Car for Sale on Craigslist; Killer Responded: LAPD read full story
Publisher: Westside TodayMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:33:45 -0700
Suspects in custody in connection with body of Saudi Arabia student found in ... read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsSun, 19 Oct 2014 15:18:45 -0700
Student's death in US: Cousin reveals details read full story


Publisher: New York TimesWed, 15 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0700
As Oil Prices Plummet, Saudi Arabia Faces a Test of Strategy

BEIRUT, Lebanon ? With global oil prices plunging at a pace not seen since the 2008 financial crisis, Saudi Arabia is emerging as a central player, accused by some of deliberately depressing the market to weaken rivals like Iran but looked to by ...   read full story

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Publisher: Energy Trends InsiderTue, 14 Oct 2014 21:42:34 -0700
Saudi Arabia Still Calling the Shots read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:37:54 -0700
How Saudi Arabian Oil Could Hurt ISIS Finances In Iraq And Syria read full story
Publisher: VoxTue, 14 Oct 2014 11:35:33 -0700
How falling oil prices are squeezing Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderMon, 13 Oct 2014 03:14:20 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Oil Price 'Manipulation' Could Sink The Russian Economy read full story
Publisher: gulfnews.comFri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia takes different tack on oil prices read full story

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