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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: CNNFri, 22 May 2015 04:15:00 -0700
Blast reported at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

The explosion happened at a mosque in al-Qudayh village in al-Qatif province, the Saudi Press Agency said, citing an Interior Ministry spokesman. The news agency didn't name the mosque, but social media posts indicated it was the Shiite Imam Ali mosque ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianFri, 22 May 2015 03:41:03 -0700
Saudi Arabia: casualties after suicide bomber strikes Shia mosque read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsFri, 22 May 2015 03:14:29 -0700
Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber strikes Shia mosque read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 22 May 2015 04:14:40 -0700
Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Worshippers in Saudi Arabia read full story


Publisher: The IndependentThu, 21 May 2015 09:11:24 -0700
Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'

UN Watch, a non-profit human rights group that monitors the international body, disclosed Saudi Arabia's intentions in a recent report and urged the United States to fight against it. Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, said that the move was ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Globe and MailWed, 20 May 2015 18:30:00 -0700
Human rights advocates blast arms deal with Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: TruthdigThu, 21 May 2015 15:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia Seeking to Head the UN Human Rights Council (Yes, Really) read full story
Publisher: Washington Free BeaconWed, 20 May 2015 11:06:04 -0700
Saudi Arabia Seeks Top Spot on U.N. Human Rights Council read full story
Publisher: International Business Times, India EditionFri, 22 May 2015 02:45:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia Wants to Head UN Human Rights Council; Sparks Uproar read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKThu, 21 May 2015 15:18:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia trying to win UN Human Rights Council presidency read full story


Publisher: Daily MailThu, 21 May 2015 02:48:43 -0700
Saudi Arabia reveals world's largest hotel for Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca

Plans have been unveiled to build the world's largest hotel, which could be open as early as 2017. The Abraj Kudai, will be located in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a city visited each year more than 15million Muslims. With twelve 44-story ...   read full story

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Publisher: Business InsiderThu, 21 May 2015 03:41:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia wants to build the world's largest hotel read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 20 May 2015 19:03:45 -0700
Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world's largest hotel read full story
Publisher: The Express TribuneThu, 21 May 2015 10:48:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia unveils plan to construct world's largest hotel in Makkah read full story
Publisher: CIT MagazineThu, 21 May 2015 02:56:15 -0700
World's largest hotel planned for Saudi Arabia read full story


Publisher: The Guardian (blog)Fri, 22 May 2015 05:45:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia's solar-for-oil plan is a ray of hope

?In Saudi Arabia, we recognise that eventually, one of these days, we're not going to need fossil fuels,? said Naimi at a business and climate conference in Paris on Thursday. ?I don't know when - 2040, 2050 or thereafter. So we have embarked on a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Financial TimesThu, 21 May 2015 11:45:34 -0700
Kingdom built on oil foresees fossil fuel phase-out this century read full story
Publisher: The Australian Financial ReviewThu, 21 May 2015 17:45:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia eyes phasing out fossil fuels for renewables read full story
Publisher: Boston Globe (subscription)Thu, 21 May 2015 10:37:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia minister sees day when nation exports solar power, not oil read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesThu, 21 May 2015 23:11:15 -0700
US drivers yield 'swing' oil demand crown to Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKThu, 21 May 2015 18:41:15 -0700
Here comes the sun: Saudi Arabia looks to export solar energy as fossil fuel ... read full story
Publisher: Bidness ETCFri, 22 May 2015 05:11:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia To Reduce Reliance On Fossil Fuels In The Long Run read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @Marguerita_2748 on Fri May 22 09:00:06 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/4rFxGLDkO1
From @news4canada on Fri May 22 09:00:05 EDT 2015 World - U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia http://t.co/18G9oPyxHO #Reuters
From @jamesgreid on Fri May 22 09:00:05 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia http://t.co/gfCgsXDPZs
From @empathyTherapy on Fri May 22 09:00:05 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia http://t.co/95tddEPDNf #empathyTherapyRules
From @Nahtep on Fri May 22 09:00:05 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/GfQQT5c410
From @StanCrutiz on Fri May 22 09:00:05 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia http://t.co/GNzoXy8sRX
From @mughalbiz on Fri May 22 09:00:04 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia http://t.co/2e73yNRYDl
From @Aughtry_78835 on Fri May 22 09:00:04 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/YMRF1mgUXC
From @Guillot_13122 on Fri May 22 09:00:04 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/hGh732CcYD
From @mioshmai on Fri May 22 09:00:04 EDT 2015 @FrankRGardner @Dr_JohanFranzen Saudi Arabia is the sponsor and publish terrorist ideology
From @PaliAhmad on Fri May 22 09:00:03 EDT 2015 RT @Independent: Suicide bomber attacks Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia with 'at least 30 casualties' http://t.co/M9t3GhIdBq http://t.co/uRp?
From @Folwell_19272 on Fri May 22 09:00:03 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/XbyyU68CJt
From @SaudiBulletinEn on Fri May 22 09:00:03 EDT 2015 Reports: Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia . #Saudi http://t.co/KAghhxMWW9
From @Izola32864 on Fri May 22 09:00:03 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/HF4aOBDk4A
From @Verdell_eijk on Fri May 22 09:00:02 EDT 2015 U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Depa... http://t.co/1faoClapKU