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Outline of Saudi Arabia

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.

Contents

  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Saudi Arabia 2
    • Environment of Saudi Arabia 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Saudi Arabia 2.1.1
    • Regions of Saudi Arabia 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Saudi Arabia 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia 2.2.2
        • Emirates of Saudi Arabia 2.2.2.1
        • Governorates of Saudi Arabia 2.2.2.2
        • Municipalities of Saudi Arabia 2.2.2.3
    • Demography of Saudi Arabia 2.3
  • Government and politics of Saudi Arabia 3
    • Branches of the government of Saudi Arabia 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Saudi Arabia 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Saudi Arabia 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Saudi Arabia 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Saudi Arabia 3.3
    • Military of Saudi Arabia 3.4
    • Local government in Saudi Arabia 3.5
  • History of Saudi Arabia 4
  • Culture of Saudi Arabia 5
    • Art in Saudi Arabia 5.1
    • Sports in Saudi Arabia 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Saudi Arabia 6
  • Education in Saudi Arabia 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

General reference

An enlargeable basic map 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

Ecoregions of Saudi Arabia

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia

Emirates of Saudi Arabia
Governorates of Saudi Arabia
Municipalities of Saudi Arabia

Demography of Saudi Arabia

Government and politics of Saudi Arabia

Main article: 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

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Saudi Arabia

Main article: Law of Saudi Arabia and Sharia

Military of Saudi Arabia

Local government in Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi Arabia

Main article: Current events of Saudi Arabia

Culture of Saudi Arabia

Art in Saudi Arabia

Sports in Saudi Arabia

Economy and infrastructure of Saudi Arabia

Education in Saudi Arabia

See also

References

  1. ^ a b
  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

External links

  • Online Newspapers in Saudi Arabia
  • Arab versus Asian migrant workers in the GCC countries
  • "Asterisk Aside, First National Vote for Saudis" 2005-02-10The New York Times
  • 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 (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
  • Saudi ArabiaBBC News Country Profile -
  • Saudi ArabiaCIA World Factbook -
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi ArabiaUS State Department - 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
  • Saudi ArabiaArab Gateway -
  • Saudi Arabia at DMOZ
  • Saudi ArabiaYahoo! - directory category
  • Saudi ArabiaDatarabia - Saudi Royal Family, Business Directory - 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
  • Outline of Saudi Arabia travel guide from Wikivoyage
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