Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; by the Persian Gulf, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman to the east, Yemen to the south and Oman to the southeast. Saudi Arabia is the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the country in the Arabian Peninsula and the largest in Western Asia and the Middle East. It covers an area of 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi).
Location Map of Saudi Arabia
Where is Saudi Arabia Located?
The given Saudi Arabia location map shows that Saudi Arabia is located in south-western Asia. Saudi Arabia map also shows that Saudi Arabia is the largest country of the Middle East. It shares its international boundaries with Yemen in the south, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in the east, and Jordan and Iraq in the north and northeast. However, the Gulf (Persian Gulf) lies in the east and north-east, whereas Red Sea lies in the west of the country.
The capital city of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh. The government type of Saudi Arabia is Monarchy. In fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud in the year 1932. Though the conquests which eventually led to the creation of the Kingdom was began in 1902.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia sometimes also known as "The Land of the Two Holy Mosques" because of Mecca and Medina. Thsese two places are the two holiest places in Islam.By virtue of having world's largest oil reserve, Saudi Arabia's economy is exclusively depends upon the export of oil. Oil exports contributes about 75 percent of country's total revenue.
Saudi Arabia has desert climate featured with remarkable temperature differnce between day and night.
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Saudi Arabia Facts & Information
|Capitaland largest city||Riyadh|
|Administrative divisions||13 regions|
|Religion (2010)||93.0% Islam (official) 85-90% Sunni10-15% Shia, 4.4% Christianity, 1.1% Hinduism, 0.7% Unaffiliated, 0.3% Buddhism|
|Government||Unitary Islamic absolute monarchy|
|• Admitted to the United Nations||24 October 1945|
|• Current constitution||31 January 1992|
|Area||2,149,690 km2 (830,000 sq mi) (12th)|
|• Water (%)||0.7|
|Population (2022 estimate)||38,401,000 (40th)|
|• Density||15/km2 (38.8/sq mi) (174th)|
|Major Airport||King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam|
|GDP (PPP) 2022 estimate||$2.00 trillion (17th)|
|GDP (PPP) Per capita||$55,800 (27th)|
|GDP (nominal) 2022 estimate||$1.01 trillion(18th)|
|GDP (nominal) Per capita||$27,900 (43th)|
|HDI (2021)||0.875 (35th)|
|Currency||Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (AST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SA|
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