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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: ReutersFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:28:47 -0700
Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama's assurances on Iran deal

Saudi Arabia and Iran are opposed on a number of regional issues, especially the 4 1/2-year-long Syrian civil war and unrest in Yemen, where a coalition of Arab states led by Riyadh, assisted by the United States, are targeting Iran-allied Houthi forces.   read full story

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Publisher: USA TODAYFri, 04 Sep 2015 09:26:55 -0700
Obama reassures Saudi Arabia over Iran read full story
Publisher: ForbesFri, 04 Sep 2015 05:34:28 -0700
How Cheap Oil Has Changed Obama's Stance With Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:35:41 -0700
Saudi Arabia is giving the Obama administration a thumbs up on the nuclear ... read full story
Publisher: Christian Science MonitorFri, 04 Sep 2015 12:52:30 -0700
Amid challenges in Middle East, US and Saudi Arabia share goals read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleFri, 04 Sep 2015 17:45:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia accepts Obama's assurance on Iran nuclear deal read full story


Publisher: International Business TimesFri, 04 Sep 2015 09:18:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia Thwarts 'Terrorist' Attack In Abqaiq, World's Largest Oil ...

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A gunman accused of having ties to terrorist organizations attacked a Saudi Arabian security facility near a major Saudi oil facility Friday. Saudi security forces repelled the attack allegedly near Aramco's Abqaiq plant Friday and ...   read full story


Publisher: CIDRAPFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:56:15 -0700
New MERS cases in 3 cities put Saudi Arabia over 1200

Saudi Arabia's health ministry today announced six new MERS-CoV cases in three different parts of the country, with half in Riyadh, lifting the country's total since the virus was first detected past the 1,200 mark. The spurt of new cases comes just a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sioux Falls Argus LeaderFri, 04 Sep 2015 05:56:15 -0700
Biotech company might help Saudi Arabia with MERS read full story


Publisher: Deutsche WelleThu, 03 Sep 2015 06:01:34 -0700
Led by Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf oil countries resist tough climate agreement

"There is no doubt that Saudi Arabia's position is harmful," Greenpeace's Jens Mattias Clausen told DW. "We need strong long-term goals and an agreement to phase out fossil fuels - Saudi Arabia is fighting against this tooth-and-nail. And they have a ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersWed, 02 Sep 2015 08:56:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia, US near deal for two Lockheed warships: sources read full story
Publisher: CNBCWed, 02 Sep 2015 10:03:45 -0700
Saudis to talk output cuts when crude dips below $44: Trader read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @DCRadical on Sat Sep 05 01:37:26 EDT 2015 RT @ZaidJilani: There are people in Washington protesting in favor of Saudi Arabia? Are they being paid like Trump's crowd? https://t.co/ks?
From @Djilali25 on Sat Sep 05 01:37:25 EDT 2015 RT @ZaidJilani: There are people in Washington protesting in favor of Saudi Arabia? Are they being paid like Trump's crowd? https://t.co/ks?
From @Newsone_Anchor on Sat Sep 05 01:37:18 EDT 2015 US and Saudis seek common ground: Washington will remember the first visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman for i... http://t.co/uE4MezSltF
From @katemcoleman on Sat Sep 05 01:37:17 EDT 2015 RT @BuzzFeedNews: Women Are Allowed To Vote In Saudi Arabia For The First Time In Its History http://t.co/xBAmGXaig6 http://t.co/KyrZwkarVL
From @aaaanant on Sat Sep 05 01:37:12 EDT 2015 RT @KenRoth: The way that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states aid Syrian refugees: http://t.co/2i9gcGiRxe
From @DTNWorldNews on Sat Sep 05 01:37:09 EDT 2015 DTN World News: US and Saudis seek common ground: Washington will remember the first visit of Saudi Arabia's K... http://t.co/WcSRz1sSef
From @InquisitionNews on Sat Sep 05 01:37:06 EDT 2015 US and Saudis seek common ground: Washington will remember the first visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman... http://t.co/aW8oQ9Du2e (BBC)
From @Garang06 on Sat Sep 05 01:37:05 EDT 2015 World Cup Asia qualifiers result: UAE 10 Malaysia 0 Qatar 15 Bhutan 0 S Korea 8 Laos 0 Kuwait 9 Myanmar 9 Saudi Arabia 7 Leste 0 Football!
From @makesmoneyeasy on Sat Sep 05 01:36:51 EDT 2015 Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama's assurances on Iran deal:: Read More@ http://t.co/pLYvSqzw2k #FreeForexSignals #ComexTips #GoldComex
From @Tao_MaknaePanda on Sat Sep 05 01:36:43 EDT 2015 RT @engrossingfacts: Starbucks has a different logo for Saudi Arabia because the normal logo showed too much female flesh.
From @wattletree56 on Sat Sep 05 01:36:41 EDT 2015 RT @ProMED_mail: PRO/AH/EDR> MERS-CoV (125): Saudi Arabia http://t.co/oGaj9h0DAP
From @BritEuropa on Sat Sep 05 01:36:39 EDT 2015 RT @KenRoth: Guess how many of these Syrian refugees Saudi Arabia & other Gulf states offered to take? 0 http://t.co/iY0ct3kXBW http://t.?
From @Middleeastern96 on Sat Sep 05 01:36:36 EDT 2015 RT @AhhEtssMhee: Saudi Arabia king can suck my dick
From @VasantAjmeri on Sat Sep 05 01:36:27 EDT 2015 RT @KenRoth: The way that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states aid Syrian refugees: http://t.co/2i9gcGiRxe
From @hrcompany on Sat Sep 05 01:36:26 EDT 2015 RT @nomadted: @MichaelTiyce @dockendoris And Saudi Arabia accepts 0 refugees but can accommodate millions each year for hajj http://t.co/hT?