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Saudi Arabia Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Riyadh
Government Absolute Monarchy
Currency Saudi riyal (SAR)
Area total: 1,960,582 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 1,960,582 km2
Population 27,601,038 includes 5,576,076 non-nationals (July 2007 est.)
Language Arabic
Religion 100% Muslim (by law)
Electricity 110V (Riyadh), 110/220V (Jeddah), 220V elsewhere; plug types A, C, D, G all used
Calling Code 966
Internet TLD .sa
Time Zone GMT+3

Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Neighbouring countries include Jordan to the northwest, Iraq and Kuwait to the northeast, Bahrain and Qatar to the east, the United Arab Emirates to the southeast, and Oman and Yemen to the south.

Saudi Arabia contains the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina, to which all physically and financially able Muslims are required to make a pilgrimage at least once if possible (see Hajj).


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