Where is Saudi Arabia?

Located in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has a 4,272.00 km border with Iraq (811 km), Jordan (731 km), Kuwait (221 km), Oman (658 km), Qatar (87 km), UAE (457 km) and Yemen (1,307 km). It has a 2,640.00 km coastline. Saudi Arabia has reinforced its concrete-filled security barrier along sections of the now fully demarcated border with Yemen.

Saudi Arabia is an Asian country covering 2,149,690.00 km2. This makes it the 12th largest country in the world and slightly more than one-fifth the size of the US. Its geographic coordinates are 25 00 N, 45 00 E and Riyadh is the capital city.

Saudi Arabia is named for the House of Saud, the ruling dynasty of the country.

Its ISO code is SA.

Geography

Saudi Arabia has a mean elevation of 665 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate with a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April. Its terrain is mostly made up of sandy desert.

Population

Saudi Arabia has a population of 28,160,273 making it the 46th largest in the world. The majority of the population is concentrated around the middle of the peninsula.

Arabic is the official language. The majority ethnic group is Arab. The majority of the population is Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 966.

Government

Saudi Arabia is an independent country. Its kingdom was unified in 1932. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Saudi Arabia's GDP is $1,730,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $54,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 14th largest economy and its citizens the 20th richest in the world. The currency of Saudi Arabia is the Rial (SAR).

Its major export partners are China, Japan, and the United States. Its main exports are petroleum and petroleum products. Its major import partners are China, the United States, and Germany. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017