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Saudi Arabia Geography, Climate, and Weather




Geography
Saudi Arabia, monarchy in southwestern Asia, occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is bounded on the north by Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait; on the east by the Persian Gulf and Qatar; on the southeast by the United Arab Emirates and Oman; on the south by the Republic of Yemen; and on the west by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba.
The country's borders with Yemen and the United Arab Emirates are not precisely defined. Saudi Arabia has an area of about 2,240,000 sq km (about 864,900 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Riyadh.

Climate
Extreme heat and aridity are characteristic of most of Saudi Arabia. The Arabian Peninsula is one of the few places in the world where summer temperatures above 48 C (120 F) are common, while in winter frost or snow can occur in the interior and the higher mountains. Precipitation is sparse throughout the country.
Annual rainfall in Riyadh averages 100 mm (4 in) and falls almost exclusively between January and May; the average in Jiddah is 61 mm (2.4 in) and occurs between November and January. Because of the general aridity, Saudi Arabia has no permanent rivers or lakes.


 

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