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Saudi Arabia Introduction

Saudi Arabia is a large Middle Eastern nation that ranks as one of the world's leading producers of petroleum.

Much of the country consists of vast deserts where few people live and little or nothing grows. But beneath the sand and rock of Saudi Arabia lie some of the largest petroleum deposits in the world.

A Short Background

In 1902 Abdul al-Aziz Ibn SAUD captured Riyadh and set out on a 30-year campaign to unify the Arabian peninsula. In the 1930s, the discovery of oil transformed the country.

Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia accepted the Kuwaiti royal family and 400,000 refugees while allowing Western and Arab troops to deploy on its soil for the liberation of Kuwait the following year.

A burgeoning population, aquifer depletion, and an economy largely dependent on petroleum output and prices are all major governmental concerns.

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Topography of Saudi Arabia - Read more about the geography and topography of Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi Arabia - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Saudi Arabia

Life & People of Saudi Arabia - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Saudi Arabia

Local Cuisine of Saudi Arabia - Find out delicious local cuisines of Saudi Arabia

Holidays in Saudi Arabia - Check out a list of the local holidays in Saudi Arabia

Festivals in Saudi Arabia - Learn about the festivals in Saudi Arabia

Embassies of Saudi Arabia - Provides an Embassy database for Saudi Arabia

Administration facts of Saudi Arabia - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Saudi Arabia

Newstands in Saudi Arabia - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Saudi Arabia

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Maps of Saudi Arabia - Discover a detailed map of Saudi Arabia

Map Database of Saudi Arabia - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Saudi Arabia

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Geography of Saudi Arabia - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Saudi Arabia

People of Saudi Arabia - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Saudi Arabia

Government and Politics in Saudi Arabia - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Saudi Arabia.

Economy of Saudi Arabia - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Saudi Arabia

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Transportation in Saudi Arabia - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Saudi Arabia

Military of Saudi Arabia - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Saudi Arabia

Transnational Issues of Saudi Arabia - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Saudi Arabia



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