Saudi Arabia #SaudiArabia
Saudi Arabia Country in the Middle East information and photo #SaudiArabia – Saudi Arabia flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it’s home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. Riyadh, the capital, is a skyscraper-filled metropolis.
Currency: Saudi riyal
Population: 28.83 million (2013) World Bank
Government: Unitary state, Islamic state, Monarchy, Absolute monarchy
Official language: Arabic