Saudi Arabia profile

Muslim pilgrims in Mecca Millions of Muslims visit Mecca every year
  • Full name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Population: 28.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Riyadh
  • Area: 2.24 million sq km (864,869 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Riyal = 100 halalah
  • Main exports: Oil, gas, cereals
  • GNI per capita: US $17,820 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .sa
  • International dialling code: +966

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