Saudi Arabia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia occupies about three quarters of Arab Peninsula, which is equivalent to third of the United States of America. The Kingdom is situated in the southwest of Asia. The Eastern part of the Kingdom is Nefood desert which extends from the north to the south and meets the biggest sand desert in the world which is the Empty Quarter. The eastern part of the Kingdom is Najd plateau in which the capital Riyadh is located. If you continue your trip to Sarawat Mountain in parallel to one of the most beautiful seas in the world " the Red Sea". The area between these mountains and the Red Sea is called Al Hijaz in which the two Holy Cities "Makkah and Al Madina Al Munawarah" are situated, and also Jeddah the first seaport in the Kingdom and the gate for the Holy Mosques, in Al Hijaz also there is Taif City, the summer city of the Kingdom.

Facts About Saudi:

  • Official Name : Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Capital : Riyadh
  • Population : 25,795,938 according to estimation in 2004
  • Density of Population : Per Square Kilometer 18.9
  • Distribution of population : In cities 22.7%, villages 77.3%
  • Area : 2,331,00 square kilometer, 900,000 square mile
  • Type of Government : Monarchy
  • Leader of Country : King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
  • Official Language : Arabic, and English is widely used in business
  • Religion : Islam
  • Currency : Riyal (1 US dollar = 3.75 Saudi Riyals)
  • Electricity : 110, 220 volts
  • Working Hours :
    • Governmental Authorities: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • Private Sector & Shopping Centers : 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    • Official Working days : from Saturday through Wednesday and some works on Thursday
  • Official Holidays:
    • Weekly: Thursday and Friday which is an Islamic day and officail holiday
    • Annual: Eid Al Fitr Al Mubarak which comes after the Holy month of Ramadan, and Eid Al Adha Al Mubarak which comes in the month of Hajj
  • Flag : Its color is green with the word of monotheism : There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah" in the middle, and white sword at the bottom
  • Time : GMT +3 Hours
  • Phone Code : +966

 

 

 

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