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Country (long form) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Capital Riyadh
Total Area 756,984.94 sq mi
1,960,582.00 sq km
(slightly more than one-fifth the size of the US)
Population 22,757,092 (July 2001 est.)
note: includes 5,360,526 non-nationals
Estimated Population in 2050 91,112,265
Languages Arabic
Literacy 62.8% total, 71.5% male, 50.2% female (1995 est.)
Religions Muslim 100%
Life Expectancy 66.4 male, 69.85 female (2001 est.)
Government Type monarchy
Currency 1 Saudi riyal (SR) = 100 halalah
GDP (per capita) $10,500 (2000 est.)
Industry crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, cement, construction, fertilizer, plastics
Agriculture wheat, barley, tomatoes, melons, dates, citrus; mutton, chickens, eggs, milk
Arable Land 2%
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, copper
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Geography of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia,or Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a country occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia.

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History of Saudi Arabia

In 1744 Emir Muhammad Ibn Saud, aided by the Muslim Wahhabi sect, began expanding his holdings in central Arabia.