About Saudi Arabia
The satellite view and the map shows the Arab country officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
. Saudi Arabia occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula
, bounded by the Red Sea in the west and the Persian Gulf in the east. Countries with international borders to Saudi Arabia are Bahrain
(by a causeway), Iraq
, the UAE
, and Yemen
Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia, the country is the largest oil producer in the Middle East.
Image: The Guardian: Ali Haider/EPA
Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in Western Asia
with an area
of more than 2 million km²; it is almost four times the size of Metropolitan France
or somewhat larger than Mexico
Saudi Arabia occupies a land area
of more than two million km²; the sheikdom is about four times the size of France
, or somewhat larger than one quarter the size of the contiguous United States
The country has a population
of 33.4 million people (in 2018); about one-third are expatriates. The House of Saud rules the Kingdom along traditional Islamic lines. The legal system of Saudi Arabia is based on Sharia law in an (until now) uncodified form.
The country is the largest oil producer in the Middle East; the proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia are the second largest in the world, estimated to be 268 billion barrels.
The capital and largest city is Riyadh
. Spoken language
is Arabic (official).
The map shows Saudi Arabia with cities, towns, expressways, and main roads.
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