Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East of the Asian continent, with a population of 26,534,504, making
it the 46th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Riyadh with a total population of 6,800,000. The
country encompasses 2,149,690 square kilometers making it the 1
3th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Iraq, Kuwait, Persian Gulf, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba  and

King and Prime Minister Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government
and, along with
Deputy Prime Minister and Heir Apparent Crown Prince Sultan bin Abd al- Aziz Al Saud achieves that
status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. Its form of government is a monarchy and they
do not have a constitution; however, it is Governed according to Islamic law and the Basic Law that articulates the
government’s rights and responsibilities which was promulgated by royal decree in 1992.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Arabic. It counts among its major religions Muslim. As sources of
mass communication it has 43 AM, 31 FM, 2 Short Wave and 117 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Jabal Sawda', its highest point at 3,133 meters and the Persian Gulf, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterways are the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, which measures 2,640 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are crude oil production, petroleum
refining, basic petrochemicals; ammonia, industrial gases, sodium hydroxide, cement, fertilizer, plastics, metals,
commercial ship repair, commercial aircraft repair and construction. Its official currency is the Saudi Riyal.

Here’s something you may not know about Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's
two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina. The king's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Al Zaytah ancient
sandstone hills
Baby camel looking for
Anonymous monkeys
in Taaif
Bedouin settlement
Masjid Al-Qiblatayan
The Island Mosque in
Jeddah on the Red Sea
The Old City in
Riyadh- Saudi Arabia's
capital and largest city
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Mecca- the birthplace
of Islam in Saudi Arabia
Tradtional Saudi
Arabian clothes
Tuwayq Palace
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
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Saudi Arabia's border
crossing with the
United Arab Emirates
Hanging village of
King Fahd Causeway
across the Persian
Gulf- Saudi Arabia's
lowest point and
border with Bahrain
Jabal Sawda' in the
Asir Mountains- Saudi
Arabia's highest point
Al-Khabsa, a
traditional Saudi dish
of rice and meat
Farasan Islands on the
Red Sea
Haql on the Gulf of
Aqaba on Saudi
Arabia's border with
Jizan Dam- Saudi
Arabia's southernmost
point on the border
with Yemen
Madain Saleh- the
Petra of Saudi Arabia
Masjid Nabawi in
Medina- Islam's
second most holy city
in Saudi Arabia
Najran on Saudi
Arabia's border with
R'as al-Khafji on the
Persian Gulf and Saudi
Arabia's border with
Entrance of the
Strait of Tiran-
Saudi Arabia's
westernmost point
Turayf- Saudi Arabia's
northernmost point on
the border with Iran
Quicksand desert of
Umm al-Samim- Saudi
Arabia's easternmost
point on the Oman
Saudi Arabia's border
with Qatar on the
Persian Gulf
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