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About Saudi Arabia in detail
Where is Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 24 39 N 46 42 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen.
What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia?
The capital city of Saudi Arabia is: Riyadh.
What is the time in Riyadh?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Riyadh is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Saudi Arabia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Saudi Arabia is: .sa
What is the size of Saudi Arabia?
The territory of Saudi Arabia is total: 2,149,690 sq km; land: 2,149,690 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Saudi Arabia is slightly more than one-fifth the size of the US.
If we would like to walk around and discover Saudi Arabia, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 4,272 km.
What is the water coverage of Saudi Arabia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Saudi Arabia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,640 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Saudi Arabia?
The climate of Saudi Arabia is harsh, dry desert with great temperature extremes.
Geographical data of Saudi Arabia
The elevation of Saudi Arabia; mean elevation: 665 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m, highest point: Jabal Sawda' 3,133 m.
The typical geographical details of Saudi Arabia include mostly sandy desert.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Saudi Arabia is Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river; extensive coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea provide great leverage on shipping (especially crude oil) through the Persian Gulf and Suez Canal.
Resources and land use of Saudi Arabia
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, copper. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 80.7%; arable land 1.5%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 79.1%; forest: 0.5%; other: 18.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Saudi Arabia
The number of inhabitants of Saudi Arabia is 28,160,273 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that historically a population that was mostly nomadic or semi-nomadic, the Saudi population has become more settled since petroleum was discovered in the 1930s; most of the economic activities - and with it the country's population - is concentrated in a wide area across the middle of the peninsula, from Ad Dammam in the east, through Riyadh in the interior, to Mecca-Medina in the west near the Red Sea.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 83.1% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Saudi Arabia is concentrated in RIYADH (capital) 6.195 million; Jeddah 4.076 million; Mecca 1.771 million; Medina 1.28 million; Ad Dammam 1.064 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Saudi Arabia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%.
Spoken languages in Saudi Arabia
The spoken languages in Saudi Arabia are the following: Arabic (official language).
What are the most important religions in Saudi Arabia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim (official; citizens are 85-90% Sunni and 10-15% Shia), other (includes Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh) (2012 estimate). Note: despite having a large expatriate community of various faiths (more than 30% of the population), most forms of public religious expression inconsistent with the government-sanctioned interpretation of Sunni Islam are restricted; non-Muslims are not allowed to have Saudi citizenship and non-Muslim places of worship are not permitted (2013).
Further population data of Saudi Arabia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 26.56% (male 3,835,472 / female 3,644,041) 15-24 years: 18.85% (male 2,843,422 / female 2,465,027) 25-54 years: 46.4% (male 7,401,654 / female 5,663,769) 55-64 years: 4.86% (male 747,307 / female 620,100) 65 years and over: 3.34% (male 478,244 / female 461,237) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Saudi Arabia is 1.46% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Saudi Arabia the birth rate is 18.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Saudi Arabia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Saudi Arabia, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Saudi Arabia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Saudi Arabia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government controls over major economic activities. It possesses about 16% of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporter of petroleum, and plays a leading role in OPEC. The petrolSaudi Arabia is encouraging the growth of the private sector in order to diversify its economy and to employ more Saudi nationals. Over 6 million foreign workers play an important role in the Saudi economy, particularly in the oil and service sectors; atIn 2016, the Kingdom incurred a budget deficit estimated at 13.6% of GDP, which was financed by bond sales and drawing down reserves. Although the Kingdom can finance high deficits for several years by drawing down its considerable foreign assets or by bo.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Saudi Arabia is $637.8 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Saudi Arabia is 1.2% (2016 estimate) 3.5% (2015 estimate) 3.6% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Saudi Arabia this is $54,100 (2016 estimate) $54,500 (2015 estimate) $53,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Saudi Arabia produces?
The main agricultural products of Saudi Arabia are wheat, barley, tomatoes, melons, dates, citrus; mutton, chickens, eggs, milk.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, ammonia, industrial gases, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), cement, fertilizer, plastics, metals, commercial ship repair, commercial aircraft repair, construction. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, ammonia, industrial gases, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), cement, fertilizer, plastics, metals, commercial ship repair, commercial aircraft repair, construction.
Drinking water source in Saudi Arabia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97% of population, rural: 97% of population, total: 97% of population. Unimproved: urban: 3% of population, rural: 3% of population, total: 3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, the average number of childbirth is 2.11 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Saudi Arabia
The average age of the population is total: 27.2 years; male: 27.9 years, female: 26.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Saudi Arabia it is 21 years of age; male; male and female for municipal elections.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Saudi Arabia is -0.5 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Saudi Arabia; a child born out of wedlock in Saudi Arabia to a Saudi mother and unknown father. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Saudi Arabia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Saudi Arabia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Saudi Arabia density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Saudi Arabia the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Saudi Arabia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Saudi Arabia is 33.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Saudi Arabia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Saudi Arabia are frequent sand and dust stormsvolcanism: despite many volcanic formations, there has been little activity in the past few centuries; volcanoes include Harrat Rahat, Harrat Khaybar, Harrat Lunayyir, and Jabal Yar.
More interesting facts about Saudi Arabia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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. The modern Saudi state was founded in 1932 by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al SAUD (Ibn Saud) after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula. One of his male descendants rules the country today, as required by the country's 1992 Basic Law. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia accepted the Kuwaiti royal family and 400,000 refugees while allowing Western and Arab troops to deploy on its soil for the liberation of Kuwait the following year. The continuing presence of foreign troops on Saudi soil after the liberation of Kuwait became a source of tension between the royal family and the public until all operational US troops left the country in 2003. Major terrorist attacks in May and November 2003 spurred a strong ongoing campaign against domestic terrorism and extremism.From 2005 to 2015, King ABDALLAH incrementally modernized the Kingdom. Driven by personal ideology and political pragmatism, he introduced a series of social and economic initiatives, including expanding employment and social opportunities for women, attracting foreign investment, increasing the role of the private sector in the economy, and discouraging businesses from hiring foreign workers. Saudi Arabia saw protests during the 2011 Arab Spring among Shia Muslims in the Eastern Province, who protested primarily against the detention of political prisoners, endemic discrimination, and Bahraini and Saudi Government actions in Bahrain. Riyadh took a cautious but firm approach by arresting some protesters but releasing most of them quickly and by using its state-sponsored clerics to counter political and Islamist activism. In addition, protests were met by a strong police presence, with some arrests, but not the level of bloodshed seen in protests elsewhere in the region.The government held its first-ever elections in 2005 and 2011, when Saudis went to the polls to elect municipal councilors. In December 2015, women were allowed to vote and stand as candidates for the first time in municipal council elections, with 21 women winning seats. King SALMAN bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud ascended to the throne in 2015 and placed the first next-generation prince, MUHAMMAD BIN NAIF bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, in the line of succession as Crown Prince. He designated his son, MUHAMMAD BIN SALMAN bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, as the Deputy Crown Prince. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia led a coalition of 10 countries in a military campaign to restore the government of Yemen, which had been ousted by Huthi forces allied with former president ALI ABDULLAH al-Salih. The war in Yemen has led to civilian casualties and shortages of basic supplies, which has drawn considerable international criticism. In December 2015, Deputy Crown Prince MUHAMMAD BIN SALMAN announced Saudi Arabia would lead a 34-nation Islamic Coalition to fight terrorism. In January 2016, Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on charges of terrorism, including Shia Muslim cleric NIMR al-Nimr. Iranian protesters overran Saudi diplomatic facilities in Iran to protest al-NIMR’s execution and the Saudi government responded by cutting off diplomatic ties with Iran.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Saudi Arabia: 23 September 1932 (unification of the kingdom).
The flag and other symbols of Saudi Arabia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, green, a traditional color in Islamic flags, with the Shahada or Muslim creed in large white Arabic script (translated as "There is no god but God; Muhammad is the Messenger of God") above a white horizontal saber (the tip points to the hoist side); design dates to the early twentieth century and is closely associated with the Al Saud family which established the kingdom in 1932; the flag is manufactured with differing obverse and reverse sides so that the Shahada reads - and the sword points - correctly from right to left on both sides. Note: the only national flag to display an inscription as its principal design; one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides - the others are Moldova and Paraguay.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Saudi Arabia: palm tree surmounting two crossed swords; national colors: green, white.
Constitution of Saudi Arabia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Saudi Arabia?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Saudi Arabia is Islamic (sharia) legal system with some elements of Egyptian, French, and customary law; note - several secular codes have been introduced; commercial disputes handled by special committees.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Saudi Arabia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Consultative Council or Majlis al-Shura (150 seats; members appointed by the monarch to serve 4-year terms); note - in early 2013, the monarch granted women 30 seats on the Council.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Saudi Arabia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Saudi Arabia the labor force is 12.02 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Saudi Arabia is total: 13.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 15.6 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 11.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Saudi Arabia is 11.2% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Saudi Arabia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Saudi Arabia the GINI index is .45,9 (2013 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Saudi Arabia, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Saudi Arabia
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Saudi Arabia is; revenues: $149.7 billion, expenditures: $236.7 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 23.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Saudi Arabia is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Saudi Arabia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 4.4% (2016 estimate), 2.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 7.1% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Saudi Arabia is: $205.3 billion (2016 estimate), $202.3 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum and petroleum products 90% (2012 estimate).
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles, textiles, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 13.9%, US 12.7%, Germany 7.1%, South Korea 6.1%, India 4.5%, Japan 4.4%, UK 4.3% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Saudi Arabia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Saudi Arabia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Saudi Arabia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Saudi Arabia; modern system including a combination of extensive microwave radio relays, coaxial cables, and fiber-optic cablesdomestic: mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidlyinternational: country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave r (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Saudi Arabia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Saudi Arabia: 214 (2013), and the number of heliports: 10 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Saudi Arabia: total: 221,372 km, paved: 47,529 km (includes 3,891 km of expressways), unpaved: 173,843 km (2006).
The total length of the waterways in Saudi Arabia: N/A.
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Facts & data about Saudi Arabia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, conventional short form: Saudi Arabia, local long form: Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Suudiyah, local short form: Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah, etymology: named after the ruling dynasty of the country, the House of Saud; the name "Arabia" can be traced back many centuries B.C., the ancient Egyptians referred to the region as "Ar Rabi".
|Abbrevation: Saudi Arabia||Geographic coordinates:
25 00 N, 45 00 E
|Country location: Middle East|
|Capital of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh||GPS of the Capital:
24 39 N 46 42 E
|Position: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen|
|Land area: total: 2,149,690 sq km; land: 2,149,690 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly sandy desert
||Area comparative: slightly more than one-fifth the size of the US|
|Population: 28,160,273 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.46% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.15 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.31 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.21 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 1.05 male(s) / female, total population: 1.19 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $205.3 billion (2016 estimate), $202.3 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $157.7 billion (2016 estimate), $155 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 13.9%, US 12.7%, Germany 7.1%, South Korea 6.1%, India 4.5%, Japan 4.4%, UK 4.3% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 83.1% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): RIYADH (capital) 6.195 million; Jeddah 4.076 million; Mecca 1.771 million; Medina 1.28 million; Ad Dammam 1.064 million (2015)||Median age: total: 27.2 years; male: 27.9 years, female: 26.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 19.32 million. Percent of population: 69.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 3,746,906. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 52.796 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 190 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 11.2% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Saudi(s) adjective: Saudi or Saudi Arabian||National holidays: Unification of the Kingdom, 23 September (1932)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.3 years. Male: 73.2 years, female: 77.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.11 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 94.7%; male: 97%, female: 91.1% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: Islamic (sharia) legal system with some elements of Egyptian, French, and customary law; note - several secular codes have been introduced; commercial disputes handled by special committees||Suffrage: 21 years of age; male; male and female for municipal elections|
|Industries: crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, ammonia, industrial gases, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), cement, fertilizer, plastics, metals, commercial ship repair, commercial aircraft repair, construction||Industrial production growth rate: 0.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.2% (2016 estimate) 3.5% (2015 estimate) 3.6% (2014 estimate)|
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