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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: Middle East EyeWed, 30 Jul 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia's crocodile tears over Gaza

In his reply to my column, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud wrote: "To think that Saudi Arabia, which has committed itself to supporting and protecting the rights of all Palestinians to self-determination and sovereignty would knowingly support the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: New York TimesWed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:00 -0700
Arab Leaders Silent, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsSat, 26 Jul 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Israel should accept Hamas' demands read full story
Publisher: DEBKA fileSun, 27 Jul 2014 13:11:59 -0700
Netanyahu's dilemma: Back Obama's save Hamas policy, or fight for its downfall ... read full story
Publisher: Today's ZamanWed, 30 Jul 2014 05:33:45 -0700
YA?AR YAKI? read full story


Publisher: Al-ArabiyaMon, 28 Jul 2014 01:03:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia produces 17 percent of world's dates

Deputy Agriculture Minister for Agricultural Affairs Dr. Khalid Al-Fehaid said that Saudi Arabia's production of dates reached around 1.1 million tons, while producing palm trees cover an area of 157,000 hectares. He said the number of palm trees ...   read full story


Publisher: gulfnews.comWed, 30 Jul 2014 02:56:15 -0700
Man arrested for blackmail in Saudi Arabia

... of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the southern area of Jazan, the blackmailer used social networks to pretend he was a woman and used a female voice to trick his victim, Saudi news site Sabq reported on Wednesday.   read full story


Publisher: Middle East EyeFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:52:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia hits back at 'baseless' reports of ties with Israel

In the letter, which the ambassador Prince Nawaf al-Saud made public via the embassy website on Friday, Saudi Arabia accused Hearst of publishing ?utter rubbish? and ?baseless lies? regarding the partnership, which has seen Israeli officials publicly ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Arab NewsSat, 26 Jul 2014 14:45:00 -0700
Ambassador rubbishes claims of Saudi-Israeli collusion read full story
Publisher: Saudi GazetteSat, 26 Jul 2014 14:32:13 -0700
Kingdom: Reports on Israeli ties 'baseless lies' read full story
Publisher: ArabianBusiness.comSun, 27 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700
Saudi ambassador lashes out over report of ties to Israel's assault on Gaza read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaFri, 25 Jul 2014 23:00:00 -0700
In response to David Hearst read full story

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