Saudi Arabia

Key Country Facts

Population: 28 Million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

It's a striking 83,000 square miles, making it the largest country in the Middle East.

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Medina, Al Masjid an-Nabawi Mosque, Quba Mosque, Mecca

Other Information:

Major exports: petroleum and petroleum products.

In the desert country of Saudi Arabia, the capital is Riyadh. There are approximately 28,160,273 people living here (2016). The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic. The majority of the population practices Islam. The time zone is 7 hours ahead of EST.

The U.S Department of State has issued a travel warning strongly discouraging all U.S citizens from travelling around Saudi Arabia.

Known for its religious reference and Islamic architecture, visitors of Saudi Arabia would enjoy Medina. Al Masjid an-Nabawi is a mosque originally built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad himself! The Quba Mosque, located just outside of Medina, is one of the oldest mosques in the world. Also of interest, is the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Each year, millions of Muslims seek hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.

One fun fact about Saudi Arabia is that it is a striking 83,000 square miles, making it the largest country in the Middle East. It is also the largest country in the world without any permanent rivers!

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries

193

Countries Visited

164

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