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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Saudi Arabia:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or KSA, is a sovereign country that comprises the central portion of the Arabian Peninsula of Southwest Asia.[1] Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast, and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. It has an estimated population of 27.6 million, and its size is approximately 2,150,000 square km (830,000 square miles).

The Kingdom is sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places of Islam. The Kingdom was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud, whose efforts began in 1902 when he captured the Al-Saud’s ancestral home of Riyadh, and culminated in 1932 with the proclamation, and recognition of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the world's leading petroleum exporter and petroleum exports fuel the Saudi economy.[2] Oil accounts for more than 90 percent of exports and nearly 75 percent of government revenues, facilitating the creation of a welfare state,[3][4] which the government has found difficult to fund during periods of low oil prices.[5] Human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly expressed concern about the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia, although these concerns have been dismissed by the Saudi government.

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General referenceEdit

Geography of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Geography of Saudi Arabia

 
An enlargeable topographic map of Saudi Arabia
  Yemen 1,458 km
  Iraq 814 km
  Jordan 744 km
  Oman 676 km
  United Arab Emirates 457 km
  Kuwait 222 km
  Qatar 60 km
  • Coastline: 2,640 km

Environment of Saudi ArabiaEdit

 
An enlargeable satellite image of Saudi Arabia

Environment of Saudi Arabia

Natural geographic features of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Regions of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Regions of Saudi Arabia

Ecoregions of Saudi ArabiaEdit

List of ecoregions in Saudi Arabia

Administrative divisions of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia

Emirates of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Emirates of Saudi Arabia

Governorates of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Governorates of Saudi Arabia

Municipalities of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Municipalities of Saudi Arabia

Demography of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Demographics of Saudi Arabia

Government and politics of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Politics of Saudi Arabia

Branches of the government of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Executive branch of the government of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Legislative branch of the government of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Judicial branch of the government of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Judiciary of Saudi Arabia

Foreign relations of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia

International organization membershipEdit

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Saudi ArabiaEdit

Military of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Military of Saudi Arabia

Local government in Saudi ArabiaEdit

Local government in Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Culture of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Economy and infrastructure of Saudi ArabiaEdit

Education in Saudi ArabiaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration - Saudi Arabia Country Energy Profile
  3. ^ Social Services 2
  4. ^ Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia-London: The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia - A Welfare State
  5. ^ Gulf Daily News Archived 1 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Saudi Arabia

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