Fact About Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia borders the Persian Gulf and Red Sea and lies to the north of Yemen and south of Iraq and Jordan, and is mostly sandy, uninhabited desert sitting on top of 25% of the world's reserves of petroleum, the largest holding by any one country
-> Name : Saudi Arabia
-> Capital : Riyadh
-> Area : 1,960,582 square kilometers (756,985 square miles)
-> Time Zone : UTC + 3
-> Languages : Arabic, but English is widely spoken
-> Religions : Muslim
-> Power : 127 / 220 V, 60 Hz
-> Official Currency : Saudi Riyal - Currently 1 SAR = 0.2667 USD $
-> Climate: Saudi Arabia has mostly a harsh and dry desert climate with great temperature extremes between day and night. - Currently 90º, Widespread Dust
-> When To Visit : The best time to visit is during the winter, from November to February, when temperatures are milder, although the Asir Mountains are usually covered in clouds until a little later in the spring. Around March is the Eid al-Adah, a big feast marking the time Muslims depart to Mecca on their pilgrimage.
-> Terrain : Primarily desert with rugged mountains in the southwest.
-> Ethnic groups: Arab (90% of native pop.), Afro-Asian (10% of native pop.).
-> Independence Day: September 1932 (unification of the Kingdom 23 )
-> Legal System : Based on Islamic law
-> country code for Saudi Arabia : +966
-> Government: Monarchy
Important cities in Saudi Arabia