Outline of Saudi Arabia

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The location of Saudi Arabia
An enlargeable relief map of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Saudi Arabia:

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or KSA, is a sovereign country that comprises the central portion of the Arabian Peninsula of Southwest Asia.[1] Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast, and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. It has an estimated population of 27.6 million, and its size is approximately 2,150,000 square km (830,000 square miles).

The Kingdom is sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places of Islam. The Kingdom was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud, whose efforts began in 1902 when he captured the Al-Saud’s ancestral home of Riyadh, and culminated in 1932 with the proclamation, and recognition of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the world's leading petroleum exporter and petroleum exports fuel the Saudi economy.[2] Oil accounts for more than 90 percent of exports and nearly 75 percent of government revenues, facilitating the creation of a welfare state,[3][4] which the government has found difficult to fund during periods of low oil prices.[5] Human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly expressed concern about the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia, although these concerns have been dismissed by the Saudi government.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Saudi Arabia

Geography of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Geography of Saudi Arabia

An enlargeable topographic map of Saudi Arabia
 Yemen 1,458 km
 Iraq 814 km
 Jordan 744 km
 Oman 676 km
 United Arab Emirates 457 km
 Kuwait 222 km
 Qatar 60 km
  • Coastline: 2,640 km

Environment of Saudi Arabia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Saudi Arabia

Environment of Saudi Arabia

Natural geographic features of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Regions of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Regions of Saudi Arabia

Ecoregions of Saudi Arabia[edit]

List of ecoregions in Saudi Arabia

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia

Emirates of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Emirates of Saudi Arabia

Governorates of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Governorates of Saudi Arabia

Municipalities of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Municipalities of Saudi Arabia

Demography of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Demographics of Saudi Arabia

Government and politics of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Politics of Saudi Arabia

Branches of the government of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Judiciary of Saudi Arabia

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia

International organization membership[edit]

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Saudi Arabia[edit]

Military of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Military of Saudi Arabia

Local government in Saudi Arabia[edit]

Local government in Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi Arabia[edit]

History of Saudi Arabia

Culture of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Culture of Saudi Arabia

Art in Saudi Arabia[edit]

Sports in Saudi Arabia[edit]

Sport in Saudi Arabia

Economy and infrastructure of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Economy of Saudi Arabia

Education in Saudi Arabia[edit]

Education in Saudi Arabia

See also[edit]

Saudi Arabia


  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ U.S. Energy Information Administration - Saudi Arabia Country Energy Profile
  3. ^ Social Services 2
  4. ^ Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia-London: The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia - A Welfare State
  5. ^ Gulf Daily News Archived 1 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Saudi Arabia

Other links