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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: Christian Science MonitorFri, 03 Jul 2015 04:33:28 -0700
Goodbye Washington, hello Moscow? Saudi Arabia finds friendly face in Putin.

Moscow ? As two of the world's biggest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia working together have the potential to dominate the globe's petroleum markets. So far, that hasn't happened, as seemingly irreconcilable differences ? and particularly US ...   read full story

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Publisher: Today's ZamanFri, 03 Jul 2015 07:37:30 -0700
The US-Saudi Arabia alliance: its vicissitudes, conundrums and contradictions read full story
Publisher: Yahoo! Maktoob NewsThu, 02 Jul 2015 16:26:15 -0700
How Saudi Arabia is building the city of the future read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesThu, 02 Jul 2015 17:45:00 -0700
RIL, Essar Oil to gain from likely price cut in some Saudi crudes read full story
Publisher: Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideThu, 02 Jul 2015 04:48:45 -0700
As Saudis Keep Pumping, Thirst for Domestic Oil Swells read full story


Publisher: ReutersFri, 03 Jul 2015 15:38:30 -0700
Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan

CAIRO Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers. The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said 13 shells had been launched ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business TimesWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:03:45 -0700
US, Saudi Arabia Guilty Of War Crimes In Yemen: US Navy Veteran read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesSat, 04 Jul 2015 03:41:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion kills 23 read full story
Publisher: The IndependentThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:48:45 -0700
Yemen Crisis: Saudi Arabian-led coalition airstrikes have killed scores, says ... read full story


Publisher: gulfnews.comSat, 04 Jul 2015 04:11:21 -0700
Pakistani commentator Zaid Hamid sentenced to prison, lashing in Saudi Arabia

Islamabad/ Pakistan: A controversial Pakistani commentator has been jailed in Saudi Arabia and reportedly sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the Saudi government and its military campaign in Yemen while on a religious pilgrimage.   read full story

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Publisher: Los Angeles TimesFri, 03 Jul 2015 09:13:37 -0700
Saudis jail Pakistani who allegedly criticized Yemen airstrikes read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKWed, 01 Jul 2015 03:02:46 -0700
Saudi Arabia: Pakistan's controversial Zaid Hamid faces 1000 lashes and 8 ... read full story
Publisher: DAWN.comWed, 01 Jul 2015 04:57:04 -0700
For once Zaid Hamid must have done something right for Saudi Arabia to arrest ... read full story
Publisher: Daily News & AnalysisTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:20 -0700
Saudi Arabia sentences anti-Indian Pakistani TV anchor to 8 years, 1000 lashes ... read full story
Publisher: SAMAA TV (press release) (blog)Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:03:04 -0700
Zaid Hamid gets 8-year jail term, 1000 lashes in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: International Business Times, India EditionThu, 02 Jul 2015 06:41:15 -0700
Zaid Hamid Gets '8 Year Jail Term, 1200 Lashes in Saudi Arabia'; Pakistani ... read full story


Publisher: Jerusalem Post Israel NewsSat, 04 Jul 2015 09:41:52 -0700
False online rumors suggests Saudi prince to visit Israel

In fact, Israel and Saudi Arabia have held five secret meetings since the beginning of 2014 to discuss the common threat the Islamic Republic posses to the region, it was revealed for the first time in early June at the Council on Foreign Relations in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Morocco World NewsSun, 05 Jul 2015 08:22:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia's Al-Waleed Bin Talal to Pay Official Visit to Israel read full story
Publisher: The GuardianFri, 03 Jul 2015 07:14:40 -0700
What will $32bn do to solve the world's problems? read full story
Publisher: The GuardianFri, 03 Jul 2015 11:07:19 -0700
Alwaleed bin Talal: meet the Saudi prince giving away all his money read full story
Publisher: International Business Times AUFri, 03 Jul 2015 05:33:45 -0700
Saudi Arabian Prince Pledges To Donate All Of His Wealth To Charity read full story
Publisher: The Costa Rica StarWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700
Saudi Arabian Prince Makes Philanthropic History read full story
Publisher: The FINANCIALFri, 03 Jul 2015 03:41:15 -0700
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