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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Country Size 2,149,690 sq km
  • Population 30 million
  • Time Zone GMT+3
  • Major Languages Arabic
  • Currency Saudi Riyal (SR)
  • Major Religions Muslim (official; citizens are 85-90% Sunni and 10-15% Shia), other (includes Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh)
  • Percentage Online 62.3% (2014)
  • Top Cities/metropolis Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, Sulnah, Dammam, Taif, Tabuk, Buraidah, Khamis Mushait

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is an Arab sovereign state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is geographically the 5th largest state in Asia and the 2nd largest state in the Arab world after Algeria. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest producer and exporter of oil. It is considered a high-income economy with a high human development index. It’s nominal GDP is $689.004 billion (2017).

 
 
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