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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: NewsweekThu, 26 Feb 2015 09:30:13 -0800
Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

King Salman took power in Saudi Arabia on January 23. What is your impression of his attitude toward human rights and reform? Al-Rasheed: King Salman, who served as governor of Riyadh for over four decades, is actually a very conservative man. But he ...   read full story

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Publisher: Daily SabahThu, 26 Feb 2015 05:36:44 -0800
Erdo?an to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss changes in Riyadh's regional policy read full story
Publisher: Today's ZamanThu, 26 Feb 2015 08:41:15 -0800
Erdo?an to pay 4-day official visit to Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: ReutersWed, 25 Feb 2015 21:03:45 -0800
Funds increasingly bullish on Saudi Arabian equities - survey read full story
Publisher: Bahrain News AgencyThu, 26 Feb 2015 06:26:27 -0800
HRH Premier praises solid economic ties with Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Pulse.com.ghThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:11:15 -0800
In Saudi Arabia: New King Gives Out £20.7 Billion To His People To Celebrate read full story
Publisher: World Politics ReviewThu, 26 Feb 2015 05:52:30 -0800
One Month On, Gauging Saudi Arabia's New King read full story


Publisher: VoxWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:20:25 -0800
Saudi Arabia sentences a man to death for tearing up the Koran

As the above map shows, Saudi Arabia isn't the only Muslim-majority country in the world to criminalize changing your religion. According to Pew, 11 percent of countries worldwide criminalize apostasy. Within the Middle East and North Africa, that ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Times of IsraelWed, 25 Feb 2015 00:07:26 -0800
Saudi Arabia to behead man for renouncing Islam read full story
Publisher: Breitbart NewsWed, 25 Feb 2015 09:26:15 -0800
Saudi Arabia Hands Death Penalty to Man Who Hit Koran With a Shoe read full story
Publisher: Catholic OnlineWed, 25 Feb 2015 13:41:25 -0800
Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after rebelliously tearing up copy of Koran read full story
Publisher: Toowoomba ChronicleWed, 25 Feb 2015 12:03:45 -0800
Saudi Arabia to behead man for ripping up Koran read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalWed, 25 Feb 2015 07:44:14 -0800
Saudi Arabia Plans to Increase Refining Capacity

JAZAN?Saudi Arabia plans to become the world's second-largest exporter of refined oil products in 2017 as part of its drive to diversify its economy and increase its share of the global crude and petroleum products markets, the kingdom's oil minister ...   read full story

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Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukThu, 26 Feb 2015 04:53:39 -0800
United States will not become the 'new Saudi Arabia' of global energy read full story
Publisher: BloombergWed, 25 Feb 2015 03:03:07 -0800
Oil Demand Seen Rising by Saudi's al-Naimi as Market Calm read full story
Publisher: CNBCWed, 25 Feb 2015 01:22:30 -0800
Saudi's Naimi says oil demand is growing, markets calm read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:51:02 -0800
Oil rises above $59 as Saudi Arabia say demand growing read full story
Publisher: Energy GlobalThu, 26 Feb 2015 04:45:00 -0800
Saudi Arabia to boost refining capacity read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 24 Feb 2015 19:31:56 -0800
Brent crude up 5 percent as Saudi sees improved demand for oil read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 25 Feb 2015 06:48:45 -0800
Saudi Arabia: Women 'turning down attractive maids'

Women in Saudi Arabia are insisting that their housemaids aren't good-looking when it comes to recruitment, it seems. Recruitment companies in the kingdom claim that wives are demanding to see photographs of prospective staff to ensure maids arriving ...   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @mr_sandman209 on Thu Feb 26 19:25:03 EST 2015 Blame this new Assyrian genocide on ISIS,America, Israel, Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Al-Nusra, and the FSA They all have a hand here
From @alzhilin on Thu Feb 26 19:25:03 EST 2015 Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran ? report
From @albelov09 on Thu Feb 26 19:25:03 EST 2015 Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran ? report
From @kagbushin on Thu Feb 26 19:24:56 EST 2015 Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran ? report ?The Saudis have declared their readines? http://t.co/7RWjopLocU
From @ze__1 on Thu Feb 26 19:24:49 EST 2015 @fayez_malki saudi arabia?
From @lioness5720 on Thu Feb 26 19:24:48 EST 2015 End of Service Benefits Saudi Arabia - Pinoy OFW Saudi Arabia http://t.co/LWO095o9T4
From @BaronianConsult on Thu Feb 26 19:24:19 EST 2015 RT @Crof: Saudi Arabia: 'Partial' closure of King Khalid University Hospital over #MERS case http://t.co/vtTl8AWzxV
From @Prysmith on Thu Feb 26 19:24:15 EST 2015 RT @EsotericSavage: Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran ? report http://t.co/7ebCaizaNT
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From @MagedNadeem on Thu Feb 26 19:24:13 EST 2015 feeling cold in Taif, Saudi Arabia http://t.co/Db8Z480j0x
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From @jannahstriver_ on Thu Feb 26 19:23:55 EST 2015 Its great how in Saudi Arabia , the Muslims stop everything at the ring of the Athan SubhanAllah
From @worldnewsbox on Thu Feb 26 19:23:55 EST 2015 Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran ? report http://t.co/T9qVbI0408
From @Anonomouse1981 on Thu Feb 26 19:23:49 EST 2015 RT @malasadasbooks: #Hardball Chris keeps mentioning the horror of beheadings, like our ally Saudi Arabia doesn't do that on a regular basi?