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Saudi Arabia : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

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CountrySaudi Arabia
ContinentAsia
Location23.88590 N, 45.07920 E
Map of Saudi Arabia Map of Saudi Arabia
Flag Saudi Arabia flag
Area2,149,690 km²
Coastline1640.42 miles
Neighboring CountriesBahrain

Qatar

Kuwait

United Arab Emirates

Yemen

Iraq

Eritrea

Oman

Jordan

Iran

Israel

Palestine

Syria

Djibouti

Lebanon

Egypt

Cyprus

Ethiopia

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Turkey

Sudan

Georgia

Somalia

Turkmenistan

Time ZoneAST (UTC +3)
Population33 million (2017)
SymbolSaudi Arabia symbol
Founded DateSeptember 23rd, 1932
King of Saudi ArabiaSalman
Crown Prince of Saudi ArabiaMohammad
National Anthem“as-Salam al-Malakiyy (The Royal Salute)”
Motto“There is no god but god; Muhammad is the messenger of God”
National AnimalArabian Horse

Arabian Wolf

Arabian Red Fox

Arabian Camel

National BirdFalcon
National GameFootball
National MuseumNational Museum of Saudi Arabia
National TreePhoenix-Palm
National ColorsGreen and White
National LanguagesArabic
Seasons in Saudi ArabiaSummer Season

Winter Season

Springs Season

Autumn Season

Prestigious Awards of Saudi ArabiaCivilian Award – Order of King Abdulaziz

Literature Award – Al Owais Award, Arkansas Arabic Translation Award, Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature, International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Katara Prize for Arabic Novel, Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, Sawiris Cultural Award, Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Religion in Saudi ArabiaSunni Islam
Average Marriage age in Saudi Arabia20 years for men and 17 years for women
CapitalRiyadh (2439’N 46046’E)
Number of Regions13 Regions

Ha’il

Qassim

Riyadh

Tabuk

Madinah

Makkah

Bahah

Northern Borders

Jawf

Jizan

Asir

Najran

Eastern Province

Largest Region in Saudi ArabiaMakkah
Smallest Region in Saudi ArabiaNorthern Borders
Number of Cities107 Cities
Largest City in Saudi ArabiaRiyadh
Literacy rate97.0% (males)

91.1% (females)

Type of Government
  • Monarchy
  • Absolute Monarchy
  • Unitary State
  • Islamic State
GDPPPP – $1.803 trillion (2017)

Nominal – $689.004 billion (2017)

GDP per capita$55,229 (2017)
CurrencySaudi Riyal (SR) (SAR)
Calling Code +966
Internet TLD.sa

  • السعودية.
ISO 3166 codeSA
Festivals of Saudi ArabiaJanadriyah National Festival

Milad al-Nabi

Jeddah Festival

Unification of the Kingdom Day

Eid ul-Fitr

Eid al-Adha

Monuments & StatuesAl-Masjid al-Nabawi

Hira

Jawatha Mosque

Masjid al-Haram

Masjid al-Qiblatain

Al Rajajil Standing Stone

Jubail Church

Mada‘in Saleh

Qaryat al-Faw

Protected Areas in Saudi Arabia
  • 14 National Parks
  • 61 Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 61 Game Reserve
Longest River in Saudi ArabiaWadi Al-Rummah River
Longest Bridge in Saudi ArabiaKing Fahd Causeway Bridge
Largest LakeLayla Lake
Largest IslandFarasan Island
Highest Mountain in Saudi ArabiaJabal Sawda
Biggest Airport in Saudi ArabiaKing Abdulaziz International Airport
Biggest Dam in Saudi ArabiaKing Fahad Dam
Tallest Building in Saudi ArabiaCapital Market Authority Tower
Richest person of Saudi ArabiaPrince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
Best places to visit in Saudi ArabiaFakieh Aquarium

Al-Balad Historical District

Mada’in Saleh

Kingdom Centre

Red Sand Dunes

Riyadh

Mecca

Jeddah

Medina

Dammam

Ta’if

Khobar

Abha

Tabuk

Yanbu

Jubail

Official Websitehttps://www.saudi.gov.sa/wps/portal/
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