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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Most known as an oil-rich metropolis, situated in the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia is not the most safe place to go, but that doesn't make it less interesting. So first of all, be sure to get informations before exploring the Arab culture with deserts, mosques and of course Mecca, the holiest city of Islam, where every muslim is suppost to make their Pilgrimage once in their life.

Area: 2.238.341 Km²
Population: 22.757.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 10 pop/Km²

System of government: Monarchy
Capital: Riyadh (2.619.000 pop.)
Major cities: Jiddah 1.492.000 pop., Mecca 777.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Saudi 83%, others Arab 15%, European and others 2%
Border countries: Iraq and Kuwait NORTH, Jordan NORTH-WEST, Qatar and United Arab Emirates EAST, Oman SOUTH-EAST, Yemen SOUTH

Principal mountains: Abha 3133 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Farasan Islands
Climate: Arid

Language: Arabic (official), English
Religion: Muslim 99%
Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Fixed public holidays: 24/9
Dialling code: 00966
GMT: +3

World Heritage List: -