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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: CNNMoneyMon, 22 Dec 2014 01:56:15 -0800
Saudi Arabia: We'll never cut oil production

Saudi Arabia has a tough message for oil producers hurting from the price crash: We'll never cut our output. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi also said he wasn't conspiring to take out rival producers by driving down ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersSun, 21 Dec 2014 06:03:45 -0800
Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output read full story
Publisher: TIMESun, 21 Dec 2014 21:48:18 -0800
Saudi Arabia Won't Cut Oil Production to Boost Prices read full story
Publisher: New York TimesSun, 21 Dec 2014 06:35:20 -0800
Saudi Arabia Vows to Ride Out Oil Price Slump read full story
Publisher: BloombergSun, 21 Dec 2014 03:07:15 -0800
Saudi Arabia Confident in Oil Rebounding on Global Growth read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:33:23 -0800
Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up Oil read full story


Publisher: Aljazeera.comSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:37:50 -0800
Police kill suspects in northern Saudi Arabia

Saudi security forces have killed four armed men in a clash in Awamiya region, the Interior Ministry said. The troops raided a hideout for fighters in the eastern Awamiya town and killed the four in an exchange of fire on Saturday, the ministry said ...   read full story

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Publisher: Voice of AmericaSat, 20 Dec 2014 05:07:30 -0800
Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Killed 4 Militants in Awamiya read full story
Publisher: Kuwait News AgencySat, 20 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0800
Four gunmen killed in E. Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Press TVSat, 20 Dec 2014 04:48:23 -0800
Saudi forces kill 4 anti-regime activists in Eastern Province read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:00:15 -0800
Saudi troops kill 'suspected militants' in Shiite town read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0800
Saudi security forces kill four militants in restive east read full story
Publisher: Asharq Alawsat EnglishSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:56:15 -0800
Saudi forces kill four terrorists: Interior Ministry read full story


Publisher: Al-ArabiyaMon, 22 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800
Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil output if new clients emerge

At an Arab oil producers' conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Naimi said Saudi Arabia would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, and that the best way to address conditions in the oil market was to ?let the most ...   read full story


Publisher: CNBCMon, 22 Dec 2014 05:18:45 -0800
Saudi Arabia sticks to budget despite oil's slide

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is expected to defy the recent slide in the price of oil and keep to its spending commitments when it reveals its budget for 2015 this week. Analysts have told CNBC in the run-up to the highly-anticipated announcement that ...   read full story

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Publisher: Press TVMon, 22 Dec 2014 06:56:10 -0800
Saudi Arabia largest purchaser of Canadian weapons: Report read full story
Publisher: News24Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:18:45 -0800
Child rapist latest to be executed in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Zee NewsMon, 22 Dec 2014 02:18:45 -0800
Child rapist latest prisoner executed in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: Emirates 24/7Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:07:30 -0800
Child rapist executed in Saudi Arabia read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

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From @SjanelS_ on Mon Dec 22 21:56:24 EST 2014 @DustinHolmes9 Saudi Arabia is dropping gas prices bc of the private land owners.. But all in all Obama has nothin to do with it lol
From @ttownironman on Mon Dec 22 21:55:53 EST 2014 RT @gerardtbaker: Behind Saudi Arabia's decision not to prop up oil: the U.S.'s emergence as an energy rival. http://t.co/bRQLeyH7fp http:/?
From @korab123 on Mon Dec 22 21:55:52 EST 2014 Criticism is fair, and I agree with most parts, Iran & Saudi Arabia need reforms
From @sameertaura on Mon Dec 22 21:54:42 EST 2014 RT @gerardtbaker: Behind Saudi Arabia's decision not to prop up oil: the U.S.'s emergence as an energy rival. http://t.co/bRQLeyH7fp http:/?
From @fauherklots on Mon Dec 22 21:54:38 EST 2014 RT @gerardtbaker: Behind Saudi Arabia's decision not to prop up oil: the U.S.'s emergence as an energy rival. http://t.co/bRQLeyH7fp http:/?
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