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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: Jerusalem Post Israel NewsSun, 01 Feb 2015 03:09:01 -0800
American employee of Israeli defense firm Elbit mysteriously dies in Saudi Arabia

Family attorney and longtime friend of the victim Noah Mandell told "FoxNews," ?The problem was with the customer. The missile system was already sold to the Saudi company and they were complaining that it wasn't working. He was basically sent to see ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Electronic Intifada (blog)Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:03:45 -0800
Death of arms salesman in Saudi Arabia casts suspicions on Israeli company Elbit read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsFri, 30 Jan 2015 14:52:30 -0800
Theories of sabotage surface in mysterious death of US contractor at Saudi hotel read full story
Publisher: YnetnewsSun, 01 Feb 2015 02:41:15 -0800
Employee of Elbit Systems subcontractor found dead in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: GlobesSun, 01 Feb 2015 01:56:15 -0800
Elbit unit employee dies mysteriously in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: HaaretzSun, 01 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0800
Family of Elbit employee who died in Saudi Arabia suspect foul play read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsSat, 31 Jan 2015 02:10:14 -0800
Saudi Arabia faces ISIS threats during transition of new king

ISIS recruits from Saudi Arabia have their sights set on seizing their oil-rich homeland, and may be preparing to strike while the Kingdom's throne is changing hands, according to Middle East intelligence experts. A division of the Islamic State, or ...   read full story

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Publisher: CNNFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:32:22 -0800
American injured in shooting in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: The GuardianFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:59:28 -0800
US man wounded in Saudi Arabia shooting ? report read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesSun, 01 Feb 2015 01:22:30 -0800
India hopeful for stronger ties with ... read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:31:29 -0800
American Man Shot and Wounded in Saudi Arabia, Police Say read full story
Publisher: ReutersSun, 01 Feb 2015 00:15:00 -0800
MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia surges on royal payout, oil rebound read full story


Publisher: The EconomistThu, 29 Jan 2015 06:32:48 -0800
Saudi Arabia

RARELY has one of Saudi Arabia's ageing rulers moved so nimbly. No sooner had King Salman taken the crown on January 23rd after the death of his half-brother, Abdullah, than he immediately settled one of the most pressing questions of his rule: who ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-ArabiyaThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:32:28 -0800
Will Saudi Arabia adopt a new foreign policy? read full story
Publisher: OilPrice.comThu, 29 Jan 2015 16:08:51 -0800
Can Saudi Arabia Diversify Away From Oil? read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 28 Jan 2015 18:30:35 -0800
Saudi Arabia's smooth succession and uncertain future read full story
Publisher: QuartzWed, 28 Jan 2015 09:45:34 -0800
Michelle Obama's refusal to wear a head scarf in Saudi Arabia is not a ... read full story
Publisher: VoxWed, 28 Jan 2015 10:10:30 -0800
US media coverage of Michelle Obama's Saudi Arabia trip isn't just wrong ? it ... read full story


Publisher: Al-ArabiyaFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:22:21 -0800
Saudi Arabia: gunfire wounds American in al-Ahsa

A vehicle carrying the two was targeted in the Eastern Province district of al-Ahsa, one of the main centers of Saudi Arabia's minority Shiites, SPA said, citing a police statement. It was not clear who shot at the vehicle. The wounded man was taken to ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 01 Feb 2015 01:07:58 -0800
Two US defence contractors shot at in Saudi read full story
Publisher: Raw StorySun, 01 Feb 2015 04:11:15 -0800
Two American defense contractors shot at in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Toledo BladeSun, 01 Feb 2015 03:03:45 -0800
US defense contractor Vinnell Arabia says 2 staffers targeted in Saudi Arabia ... read full story
Publisher: The NationalSun, 01 Feb 2015 00:37:30 -0800
Americans shot in Saudi Arabia work for US defence contractor read full story
Publisher: Daily MailSun, 01 Feb 2015 01:44:11 -0800
Two Americans working for defense contractor shot in Saudi Arabia read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @mochrie on Sun Feb 01 13:06:46 EST 2015 RT @guardian: Saudi Arabia frees associate of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi http://t.co/HD8WLzl5t3
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From @avalosmorer on Sun Feb 01 13:06:28 EST 2015 RT @haaretzcom: Family of Elbit employee who died in Saudi Arabia suspect foul play http://t.co/JBBtgF27hJ http://t.co/m7OmZMfmQR
From @Swiilam on Sun Feb 01 13:06:13 EST 2015 RT @carawanalfahad: Welcome in #Saudi_Arabia Carawan Alfahad #Hotel #Riyadh http://t.co/l6vwbWB87j Telephone +966-112172345 http://t.co/1Ug?
From @rtrenev on Sun Feb 01 13:06:12 EST 2015 Saudi Arabia frees associate of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi http://t.co/LKnIS76QGj #breaking #news
From @TNS_World on Sun Feb 01 13:06:11 EST 2015 Saudi Arabia frees associate of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi http://t.co/AQzNYXgIJS #world #news
From @ilVeleno on Sun Feb 01 13:06:09 EST 2015 RT @StephJohanssen: #Activist Souad al-Shammari, who co-founded #Saudi Liberal Network with #RaifBadawi, freed from prison http://t.co/6hd1?
From @newmanuelmnq on Sun Feb 01 13:06:02 EST 2015 RT @elnuevodiariord: Nuevos ministros y gobernadores de Arabia Saudí juran sus cargos http://t.co/EZu1bLWs5N
From @Bhavendrakumar on Sun Feb 01 13:05:59 EST 2015 RT @alert01: Americans working for defense contractor shot in Saudi Arabia http://t.co/1fkfNzZFrI via @TheMuslimIssue
From @Suldalsporten on Sun Feb 01 13:05:54 EST 2015 Saudi-Arabia har løslatt aktivist nær bloggeren Badawi: Riyadh (NTB-AFP): En kvinne som var fengslet for å gru... http://t.co/mkruE5ti4M
From @Innovanor on Sun Feb 01 13:05:53 EST 2015 Saudi-Arabia har løslatt aktivist nær bloggeren Badawi: Riyadh (NTB-AFP): En kvinne som var fengslet for å gru... http://t.co/nc9Xg4UtJ1
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From @Jobsksa0 on Sun Feb 01 13:05:51 EST 2015 #Jobs_in_Saudi_Arabia Financial Controller Business Analyst - Michael Page International (UAE) Limited Accounting/Banking/Finance jobs in k?
From @sputnik_nyc on Sun Feb 01 13:05:48 EST 2015 [Guardian Science] Saudi Arabia frees associate of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi http://t.co/PACJcYBTT8