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

An enlargeable basic map of Saudi Arabia

Geography of Saudi Arabia

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

An enlargeable satellite image of Saudi Arabia

Natural geographic features of Saudi Arabia

Regions of Saudi Arabia

Regions of Saudi Arabia

Ecoregions of Saudi Arabia

List of ecoregions in Saudi Arabia

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia

Emirates of Saudi Arabia

Emirates of Saudi Arabia

Governorates of Saudi Arabia

Governorates of Saudi Arabia

Municipalities of Saudi Arabia

Municipalities of Saudi Arabia

Demography of Saudi Arabia

Demographics of Saudi Arabia

Government and politics of Saudi Arabia

Politics of Saudi Arabia

Branches of the government of Saudi Arabia

Executive branch of the government of Saudi Arabia

Legislative branch of the government of Saudi Arabia

Judicial branch of the government of Saudi Arabia

Court system of Saudi Arabia

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Saudi Arabia

Military of Saudi Arabia

Military of Saudi Arabia

Local government in Saudi Arabia

Local government in Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi Arabia

Culture of Saudi Arabia

Culture of Saudi Arabia

Art in Saudi Arabia

Sports in Saudi Arabia

Sport in Saudi Arabia

Economy and infrastructure of Saudi Arabia

Economy of Saudi Arabia

Education in Saudi Arabia

Education in Saudi Arabia

See also

Saudi Arabia

References

  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 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 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Saudi Arabia

  • Online Newspapers in Saudi Arabia
  • Arab versus Asian migrant workers in the GCC countries
  • The New York Times "Asterisk Aside, First National Vote for Saudis" 2005-02-10
  • BBC "Q&A: Saudi municipal elections"
  • BBC "Saudis' first exercise in democracy"
  • Hesbah.com site of Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Forum for Saudis to anonymously report "un-Islamic" activities to the Mutaween.
  • "Saudi says US human trafficking criticism unfounded"
  • "Documentation of Internet Filtering in Saudi Arabia"
  • The Ideology of Terrorism and Violence in Saudi Arabia: Origins, Reasons and Solution
  • "Does Saudi Arabia Preach Intolerance in the UK and US?" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-07. (844 KB)
Government
  • Saudi Arabian Information Resource, Saudi Ministry Education
  • Saudi Arabian Information Resource, Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information
  • Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC
Overviews;
  • Understanding Saudi Arabia, Kamal Nawash
  • BBC News Country Profile - Saudi Arabia
  • CIA World Factbook - Saudi Arabia
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding Saudi Arabia
  • US State Department - Saudi Arabia includes Background Notes, Country Study and major reports
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration - Country Energy Profiles - Saudi Arabia
Directories
  • SAMIRAD website - Saudi Arabia Market Information and Directory directory category
  • Arab Gateway - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia at Curlie
  • Yahoo! - Saudi Arabia directory category
  • Datarabia - Saudi Royal Family, Business Directory - Saudi Arabia directory category
Other links
  • Mark Steel: Why does Saudi Arabia need military aid?
  • Saudi Arabia: Historical Demographic Data Factsheet
  • Saudi Match Point - a novel set in contemporary Saudi Arabia
  • Asinah - Saudi Arabia
  • British Business Group, Jeddah
  • eSaudi.info Information about Saudi Arabia Historical
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • Saudi Arabia travel guide from Wikivoyage
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