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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: Christian Science MonitorTue, 13 Oct 2015 13:15:00 -0700
Why a British grandfather faces 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia

A British citizen living in Saudi Arabia faces public flogging after Islamic authorities found wine hidden in his car. His case is drawing criticism of Western indifference towards human rights issues in the Middle Eastern country.   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianTue, 13 Oct 2015 04:48:05 -0700
UK ditches plan to bid for £5.9m Saudi Arabia prisons contract read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 13 Oct 2015 05:58:19 -0700
Saudi Arabia drinking: The risks expats take for a tipple read full story
Publisher: New York PostTue, 13 Oct 2015 06:07:30 -0700
British man faces 350 lashes for homemade wine in Saudi Arabia read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 12 Oct 2015 20:01:21 -0700
Karl Andree case: David Cameron to write to Saudi government read full story
Publisher: The IndependentTue, 13 Oct 2015 03:07:30 -0700
Saudi Arabia punishments: What will get you flogged ? or worse ? in the ... read full story
Publisher: National PostTue, 13 Oct 2015 08:22:30 -0700
A 74-year-old British grandfather faces 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia for having wine read full story

Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportTue, 13 Oct 2015 10:37:30 -0700
France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ? France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries' ...   read full story

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Publisher: Channel News AsiaTue, 13 Oct 2015 11:22:30 -0700
France in deals worth US$11.4b with Saudi Arabia read full story

Publisher: The National Interest OnlineMon, 12 Oct 2015 19:03:45 -0700
Blowback: Saudi Arabia vs. Russia in Syria

On the surface, things between Russia and the Saudis appear friendly enough. In July, Saudi Arabia announced that it would invest up to $10 billion in Russian agricultural projects, medicine and logistics and the retail and real estate sectors. This ...   read full story

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Publisher: ValueWalkTue, 13 Oct 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Saudi Arabia Warns Russia Over Syria read full story
Publisher: Daily MailTue, 13 Oct 2015 02:35:52 -0700
Saudi Arabian clerics declare jihad against Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin ... read full story
Publisher: HaaretzMon, 12 Oct 2015 06:29:50 -0700
WATCH: Saudi Arabia Warns Russia of 'Dangerous Consequences' From Syrian ... read full story
Publisher: euronewsSun, 11 Oct 2015 22:03:45 -0700
Russia tries to reassure Saudi Arabia over Syria air strikes read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesMon, 12 Oct 2015 07:52:59 -0700
Russia Airstrikes In Syria Used To Recruit ISIS Fighters? Saudi Arabia Warns ... read full story
Publisher: Center for Research on GlobalizationSun, 11 Oct 2015 18:30:00 -0700
Russia Supplants the US in Global War Against ?Jihadists?. Saudi Arabia Favors ... read full story

Publisher: WND.comTue, 13 Oct 2015 13:15:00 -0700
Ahmed the 'clock boy' on celebrity tour in Saudi Arabia

And with a little help from President Obama, they have been treated like celebrities in New York, Qatar, and now Saudi Arabia. It was only weeks ago that 14-year-old Mohamed brought his ?suitcase clock? to MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, on Sept.   read full story

Saudi Arabia Tweets

From @snoswell on Tue Oct 13 18:58:12 EDT 2015 74yo Briton sentenced to public flogging in Saudi Arabia, family pleads for intervention via @abcnews
From @colottia on Tue Oct 13 18:58:10 EDT 2015 RT @ForosTelecinco: Arabia Saudi ¿Tal vez el PARAISO de los viejos impunes pederastas y violadores MULTIMILLONARIOS del mundo? Tic,tac.. ht?
From @luciedefaux523 on Tue Oct 13 18:58:09 EDT 2015 British family says 74-year-old grandfather faces 350 lashes from Saudi Arabia ... - Washington Post
From @stevenlacey41 on Tue Oct 13 18:58:01 EDT 2015 RT @LouiseMensch: I am at a loss to understand the lack of principles in our progressive party over Saudi Arabia. I am a Cameroon. This isn?
From @KamuelaChong on Tue Oct 13 18:58:00 EDT 2015 RT @ugolini_g: @PamelaGeller What else to expect from UN who has nominated Saudi Arabia (!) at the head of the Human Rights panel? UN MUST ?
From @saveusrepublic2 on Tue Oct 13 18:58:00 EDT 2015 RT @southsalem: Appalling barbarity. Sympathy dampened bc he lived/worked in saudi arabia for 25yrs supporting this sharia savagery https:/?
From @HatHooi on Tue Oct 13 18:57:58 EDT 2015 RT @Woodlandbookshp: Appointing #Saudi Arabia to head @UN's #HumanRights, is like appointing Josef Mengele to run a children's hospital. ht?
From @pedri23346 on Tue Oct 13 18:57:47 EDT 2015 RT @Reflex_volucion: Protesta en Dhamar (Yemen) contra la masacre de Arabia Saudí que asesinó a 51 personas e hirió a 41 durante una boda h?
From @rdjacob2011 on Tue Oct 13 18:57:43 EDT 2015 RT @albertanate: @SheilaGunnReid Iran (and Russia) vs. Saudi Arabia. This is what happens when US retreats leave power vaccums.
From @OldSchool1000 on Tue Oct 13 18:57:39 EDT 2015 RT @Joannechocolat: If we're okay with Saudi Arabia's record of beheading, stoning, flogging and crucifixion, what EXACTLY is it that we do?
From @ChrisConwayBC on Tue Oct 13 18:57:34 EDT 2015 #PMHarper's Saudi allies plan 350 lashes for 74-year-old British citizen #BarbaricCulturalPractices #CdnPoli #Elxn42
From @NVlad_Ru on Tue Oct 13 18:57:33 EDT 2015 RT @ForosTelecinco: @ForosTelecinco Monarquía Saudí activa en Génesis y Financiamiento de TERRORISTAS para desestabilizar Oriente Medio ht?
From @Esteban_____ on Tue Oct 13 18:57:24 EDT 2015 RT @Reflex_volucion: Arabia Saudí está usando armas químicas como la bomba de fósforo en Yemen.
From @born2lead01 on Tue Oct 13 18:57:24 EDT 2015 The brutal way Saudi Arabia treats the people it is going to execute
From @AviWoolf on Tue Oct 13 18:57:10 EDT 2015 RT @JSchanzer: The Russians are meddling again in the Muslim world. The Saudis are pissed. What could go wrong?