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Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia

Flag of Saudi Arabia

Official languages
Capital
Arabian
Riyadh
Area
Government
2,149,690 km²
absolute monarchy
Population
Religion
29,195,895
Islam
Time zone
Currency
UTC+3
Saudi riyal
Demonym
Location of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country in western Asia.

Geography[edit | edit source]

It contains most of the Arabian Peninsula, including the Rub Al-Khali or "Empty Quarter," a notoriously empty part of the country. The nation is dominated by the Arabian Desert, and is very hot.

History[edit | edit source]

The land of Saudi Arabia has many claimed by many nations; Saudi Arabia was a British solution to the breakup of the Ottoman Empire after World War One. Its cities of Makkah (Mecca) and Medina are important places for the Islam religion, as the prophet Muhammad lived there.

People[edit | edit source]

Most of the people in Saudi Arabia are Muslims. The leading industries in Saudi Arabia, besides air conditioning, are oil and water, oil for exports, water for imports.

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