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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: Aljazeera.comMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia warns of more Yemen violence

Saudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence, which could damage regional security, after Houthi rebels overran the capital last week. Prince Saud al-Faisal, the kingdom's foreign minister, called at the United ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo News UKTue, 30 Sep 2014 00:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia, Iran and the 'Great Game' in Yemen read full story
Publisher: Thomson Reuters FoundationSun, 28 Sep 2014 17:19:39 -0700
Saudi Arabia warns Yemen violence could threaten global security read full story
Publisher: Eurasia ReviewSun, 28 Sep 2014 16:37:30 -0700
Yemen Violence Could Threaten Global Security, Warns Saudi Arabia read full story


Publisher: RTTue, 30 Sep 2014 02:55:25 -0700
US to imminently overtake Saudi Arabia petroleum production

US liquefied petroleum output is set to overhaul Saudi Arabia in September or October, for the first time since 1991. In terms of crude oil production, the US is still third behind, with Russia in the lead. US production of liquid petroleum reached 11 ...   read full story

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Publisher: Slate Magazine (blog)Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:17:03 -0700
This Month the U.S. Could Pass Saudi Arabia as the World's Biggest Petroleum ... read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKTue, 30 Sep 2014 04:03:45 -0700
US Set to Overtake Saudi Arabia in Liquid Petroleum Production read full story
Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Shale, Saudi Arabia and Islamic State Leave Oil Bulls Sweating read full story
Publisher: BizNewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:15 -0700
US overtakes Saudi Arabia, now world's #1 in liquid petroleum read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesMon, 29 Sep 2014 09:11:38 -0700
US poised to become world's leading liquid petroleum producer read full story
Publisher: Al-BawabaMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:56:15 -0700
Kingdom in debt, Kingdom in danger: Saudi Arabia's pending deficit raises ... read full story


Publisher: Financial TimesTue, 30 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia 'in denial' over Isis ideology

Saudi Arabia's ultraconservative brand of Islam is again in the sights of critics who say it underpins the extremist ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis). But in the country itself, the open soul-searching about the role of ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-MonitorMon, 29 Sep 2014 13:37:30 -0700
How Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from the Islamic State read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsSun, 28 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0700
International schools catch on with Saudis read full story
Publisher: Morocco World NewsSun, 28 Sep 2014 16:03:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia calls for the isolation of Assad read full story
Publisher: Center for Research on GlobalizationSat, 27 Sep 2014 09:29:45 -0700
Obama's ?Secret Backdoor Deal With Saudi Arabia? which Preceeded the US ... read full story
Publisher: SUSRISSun, 28 Sep 2014 12:07:30 -0700
UN Week: Saudi Arabia's Support for UN Underscored in Prince Saud Speech read full story
Publisher: Press TVMon, 29 Sep 2014 00:07:30 -0700
Yemenis should never trust US, Saudi Arabia: Analyst read full story


Publisher: Times of IndiaTue, 30 Sep 2014 01:37:30 -0700
Over 1.36 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Haj

JEDDAH: All the 1,36,020 Indian pilgrims who will perform Haj this year have reached Saudi Arabia, officials said. "All the 1,36,020 Indian Haj pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia with the last flight carrying 394 pilgrims from Mumbai arriving yesterday ...   read full story

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Publisher: Hindustan TimesSun, 28 Sep 2014 12:07:30 -0700
ISIS on mind, India sends IB chief to Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: ArabianBusiness.comMon, 29 Sep 2014 23:45:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia to fix the price of Haj services read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0700
168800 Indonesians to perform Haj read full story
Publisher: Emirates 24/7Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:18:45 -0700
4000 UAE pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Haj: Click here for emergency contact ... read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @FranciscoJosGon on Tue Sep 30 07:48:11 EDT 2014 RT @florentinonews: Pronto caerá algún amistoso por Arabia saudí. http://t.co/cLjZPZiJlx
From @MufasaShulizee on Tue Sep 30 07:48:08 EDT 2014 The US is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world?s largest producer of liquid petroleum http://t.co/JGCc3K2OtE
From @JSohayla on Tue Sep 30 07:48:05 EDT 2014 Saudi Arabia: IRGC and Hezbollah should leave #IRAN #Syria http://t.co/vgOHcAr3Lw
From @TheClever_Idiot on Tue Sep 30 07:47:58 EDT 2014 RT @InjusticeFacts: The U.S. sells Saudi Arabia $22 billion worth of weapons each year, arming a brutal dictatorship to the teeth.
From @IpostFeeds on Tue Sep 30 07:47:57 EDT 2014 #Informationng | Saudi Arabia predicts more violence to come in Yemen http://t.co/SkOFCVAF41
From @cathunwin on Tue Sep 30 07:47:54 EDT 2014 Saudi Arabia's King Abudllah 4 daughters under house arrest for 13 years. Starved no medical assistance http://t.co/Qh2PgWjfHd
From @philipbryant180 on Tue Sep 30 07:47:53 EDT 2014 RT @WWESheamus: My #Top10Followers: 1 USA 2 UK 3 India 4 Egypt 5 Philippines 6 Mexico 7 Canada 8 Saudi Arabia 9 Indonesia 10 Pakistan. 80% ?
From @owais00 on Tue Sep 30 07:47:47 EDT 2014 RT @MaanNewsAgency: Saudi Arabia transfers $60 million to PA http://t.co/QYgde4HFXm #palestine
From @Adhy1949 on Tue Sep 30 07:47:17 EDT 2014 RT @InjusticeFacts: The U.S. sells Saudi Arabia $22 billion worth of weapons each year, arming a brutal dictatorship to the teeth.
From @Th3Showoff on Tue Sep 30 07:47:15 EDT 2014 RT @WWESheamus: My #Top10Followers: 1 USA 2 UK 3 India 4 Egypt 5 Philippines 6 Mexico 7 Canada 8 Saudi Arabia 9 Indonesia 10 Pakistan. 80% ?
From @sentac on Tue Sep 30 07:47:11 EDT 2014 RT @WorkPsychol: A reminder: Saudi Arabia beheads two people EVERY week @AmnestyInternational http://t.co/Qi9ETUmYqG http://t.co/fI6vFfYKUS
From @reddragonalf on Tue Sep 30 07:46:56 EDT 2014 RT @astroehlein: Disturbing illustrated story of young Ethiopian woman abused by her employers in #Saudi Arabia http://t.co/hpiSkka8kM http?
From @anonsabs on Tue Sep 30 07:46:53 EDT 2014 RT @InjusticeFacts: The U.S. sells Saudi Arabia $22 billion worth of weapons each year, arming a brutal dictatorship to the teeth.
From @__earth on Tue Sep 30 07:46:51 EDT 2014 RT @astroehlein: Disturbing illustrated story of young Ethiopian woman abused by her employers in #Saudi Arabia http://t.co/hpiSkka8kM http?
From @theREALBFair on Tue Sep 30 07:46:50 EDT 2014 RT @InjusticeFacts: The U.S. sells Saudi Arabia $22 billion worth of weapons each year, arming a brutal dictatorship to the teeth.