50 Interesting Facts About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
  1. The official name of Saudi Arabia is "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" and it situated in Asia continent.
  2. Saudi Arabia name derived from "as-Saudiyah" which means nisba in Arabic language and it named by Al-Saud dynasty in 1932.
  3. The Saudi Arabia king’s official title is Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and currently Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the Saudi Arabia's king from 23rd January in 2015.
  4. Arabic language is the official language of Saudi Arabia and other languages are Urdu, Farsi, English and Turkish.
  5. 0.5% land of Saudi Arabia is covered by forests and woodlands and it representing about 0.01% forest land of the world's total forests.
  6. Saudi Arabia's 977,000 hectares areas is covered by forests with 78 species of mammals, 540 species of bird, 100 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians and 600 species of fishes.
  7. The international border of Saudi Arabia is meet up with 8 countries these are Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Yemen and Kuwait.
  8. There about 1,300 islands have situated but only few islands are inhabited due to shortage of fresh water and "Farasan Island" is the largest island of Saudi Arabia.
  9. Saudi Arabia got her independence on 23rd September in 1932 from United Kingdom.
  10. Riyadh city is the largest and capital city of Saudi Arabia which area is about 1,913 km² and it's population is about 87.9 lakhs.
  11. The total area of Saudi Arabia is about 2.15 millions km² and it is the 13rd largest country in the world after Denmark.
  12. Total population of Saudi Arabia is about 4.10 crores but 37% population are foreigners and citizens of Saudi Arabia is known as Saudi Arabian.
  13. Approximately 60% labor workers are foreigners (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, srilanka and Indonesia) in Saudi Arabia.
  14. The National flag of Saudi Arabia have green colour, sword and a statement. Green colour symbolizes to the prophet Muhammad's favourite colour, sword represent the strict laws apply for justice and the centred letters are the "muslim statement of faith" which means there is no God but Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
  15. Saudi riyal is the official currency of Saudi Arabia and currently One USD equivalent to 3.76 Saudi riyal.
  16. Saudi Arabian's woman can't meet with unknown person and she doesn't go to the public place without any family members.
  17. P*rn video and prostitution have been banned in Saudi Arabia.
  18. Anyone can't clicks any person's photo without his/her permission, it is an illegal activity in Saudi Arabia
  19. Saudi Arabia is the world's second largest oil producing country after United States of America.
  20. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exports country which amount is about 3.15 million barrels petroleum in every day.
  21. Muslim religion originated in Saudi Arabia in 7th century CE by the prophet Muhammad.
  22. Muslim is the world's second largest religion after the Christianity.
  23. Mecca and Medina considers to the holiest place of Islam which situated in Saudi Arabia.
  24. There 95% land is desert and "Rub Al Khali" is the largest desert in Saudi Arabia.
  25. Saudi Arabia's water supply system is totally depends on the desalination & ground water and currently one litre water price is about 0.53 USD.
  26. Buraydah is the world's largest camel meat market which situated in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia.
  27. Woman can't drive in Saudi Arabia but after 2018 woman could issued her driving licence.
  28. Valentine day is illegal in Saudi Arabia anyone couldn't celebrates such types of days.
  29. Approximately 93% Saudi Arabian have followed to muslim religion & rest people have followed other religions and most of the Saudi muslims are Sunni.
  30. Non Muslim people couldn't get citizenship in Saudi Arabia even they can't worships to own God.
  31. Witchcraft, magic, alcohol, smoking in public places, homosexual activities, feticide and non Muslim's death ceremony banned in Saudi Arabia.
  32. Saudi Arabian government has granted to women for the right of vote from 2015.
  33. Jeddah Tower is the Saudi Arabia's tallest tower which situated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and it's height is about 3,280 feet.
  34. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest country where haven't any river and lake in whole country.
  35. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest peninsula which total area is about 3.2 millions km².
  36. Saudi Arabia is dependent on Monarchy system and currently Al-Saud dynasty ruled on Saudi Arabia.
  37. According to Forbes magazine Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the world's most powerfull muslim and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Mecca and Medina).
  38. The baby camel meat is the most favourite dish of Saudi Arabians.
  39. When Muslims are praying their face should be towards the kaaba mosque which situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
  40. Norah bint Abdallah Al Faiz is the Saudi Arabia's first woman politician and she became the cabinet minister in 2009.
  41. Saudi Aramco oil company is the world's most valuable company and it's estimated value is about 1.88 trillion USD.
  42. Ghawar oil field is the world's largest conventional oil field and it's total area is about 8,400 km².
  43. Jabal Sawda is the highest mountain in Saudi Arabia which height is about 3,133 meters.
  44. Jordan and Saudi Arabia share an zig-zag shaped International border which also known as the Winston's Hiccup or Churchill's Sneeze.
  45. Saudi Arabian follows the Islamic Lunar Calendar and it's starting date is 622 AD when the Prophet Muhammad escaped from Mecca to Medina.
  46. Sultan bin Salman Al Saud is the first muslim who travel in outer space in 1985.
  47. Islamic lunar calendar have 12 months and these are Muharram, Safar, Rabi Al Awal, Rabi Al Akher, Jumada Al Awal, Jumada Al Akher, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu Al Qadah and Dhu Al Hajjah.
  48. Saudi Arabia is home of the five UNESCO world heritage sites and these are Al Ahsa Oasis, Al Hijr Archaeological Site, At Turaif District, Historic Jeddah and Rock Art in the Hail Region.
  49. There are all stores and shop must be closed during salat prayer in Saudi Arabia.
  50. Thawb is the official clothes for men and abaya is the official clothes for women in Saudi Arabia.
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