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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
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1932
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: Daily BeastFri, 31 Oct 2014 02:45:00 -0700
When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World

For most people, Saudi Arabia means camels, oil, and Islam, says Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a member of the royal family, which rules in a theocratic monarchy, who was in San Francisco for the opening. Prince Sultan, says he hopes ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sidelines Online (subscription)Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:52:59 -0700
Students celebrate culture in a ?Trip to Saudi Arabia? on Tuesday read full story

Publisher: ReutersThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:52:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia finds six new MERS cases as outbreak grows

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said late on Wednesday it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures. The recent surge ...   read full story

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Publisher: Breitbart NewsFri, 31 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia MERS Cases on the Rise in City Near Mecca read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesThu, 30 Oct 2014 04:15:00 -0700
Saudi Arabia Detects Six New MERS Cases In 24 Hours In Biggest Jump In ... read full story
Publisher: The NationalThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:38:13 -0700
Six new Mers cases in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Design & TrendThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:57:55 -0700
Six New Cases Of MERS Reported In Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Arab NewsFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0700
Riyadh governor orders anti-MERS push read full story

Publisher: NPR (blog)Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:16:19 -0700
Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

And blame ? or credit ? for the plummeting prices is falling squarely on Saudi Arabia. The kingdom, often called the "central banker of oil," is still the key player in oil prices, says Rachel Bronson, author of Thicker Than Oil: America's Uneasy ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:33:52 -0700
Oil-Price Drop Has Saudi Officials Divided read full story
Publisher: CNNMoneyThu, 30 Oct 2014 04:13:26 -0700
These countries are getting killed by cheap oil read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 31 Oct 2014 03:41:15 -0700
Strong Dubai, weak oil demand puts Saudi Arabia in dilemma read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaThu, 30 Oct 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Minister: Saudi Arabia an 'important pillar of India's energy security' read full story
Publisher: CNBCTue, 28 Oct 2014 06:08:01 -0700
Could shale help US beat Saudi as top oil producer? read full story
Publisher: Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East - Business news and analysisThu, 30 Oct 2014 04:48:45 -0700
Saudi Arabia Rules in Global Oil Rout read full story

Publisher: Daily BeastFri, 31 Oct 2014 02:45:00 -0700
Relics from Saudi Arabia's First Millennium Heyday

A new exhibit at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum presents artifacts from thousands of years ago when Saudi Arabia was at the center of a thriving incense trade that connected cities all over the region. Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the ...   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

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From @Robertor2A on Fri Oct 31 19:30:03 EDT 2014 RT @OldPhotoz: Titanic, the last known photograph of the ship c.1912
From @JudeGH on Fri Oct 31 19:29:31 EDT 2014 RT @laligatime: TOP5 visits by country today: UK, USA, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria. Thanks. Keep visiting
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From @AlmoojAzaraq on Fri Oct 31 19:27:14 EDT 2014 @thneves10 However during that time two things remained strong in my heart, the love of Saudi Arabia, and my team and first love Alhilal
From @EventsGate on Fri Oct 31 19:27:09 EDT 2014 #Events #Event - Indian schoolgirls show talent and innovation - Arab? #arab #arabs #islam
From @ZakEbrahim on Fri Oct 31 19:27:07 EDT 2014 RT @MiddleEastEye: Feminist detained in Saudi Arabia over 'calls for women?s liberation' by @roridonaghy86 http://t.?
From @EmadFarrash on Fri Oct 31 19:27:04 EDT 2014 RT @DaVita: The DaVita Village continues to grow! The first dialysis patient was treated at the new Saudi Arabia center on 9/10! http://t.c?
From @prozac_efron on Fri Oct 31 19:26:41 EDT 2014 Countries where the government is more conservative?? For example India, Pakistan, Libya, Saudi Arabia etc.
From @Makkah_Islam on Fri Oct 31 19:26:35 EDT 2014 RT@Makkah_Islam: RT @ quran_radio:RT@ Saudi Arabia _ Allah #islam#Muslim# Makkah # ???? ???? # Middle Wave Radio 981 KHz frequency
From @Huda1895 on Fri Oct 31 19:26:05 EDT 2014 RT @MiddleEastEye: Feminist detained in Saudi Arabia over 'calls for women?s liberation' by @roridonaghy86 http://t.?
From @tmcarew on Fri Oct 31 19:25:50 EDT 2014 Saudi Arabia?s Religious Police Outlaw ?Tempting Eyes? via @DavidMKeyes