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Fact file:

Aerea: 2,149,690 sq km, about one-fifth the size of the United States

Population: 28,160,273 (July 2016 est.). Note: immigrants make up more than 30% of the total population, according to UN data (2015)

Median age: 27.2 years

Capital: Riyadh

Ethnic Groups: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%

Religion: most people are muslims .The percentage of Muslims are about (85-90% Sunni and 10-15% Shiite, citizens only), Other (includes Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh)

Other Facts:

Saudi Arabia is the biggest country in the Middle East and the first oil exporter and it has a lot of religious land marks .such as mekkah and medinah πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦.

Economy -

Saudi Arabia has nearly22% of the world's oil reserves. It is the world's largest exporter of petroleum liquids mostly and more than half of its GDP lurks in oil industry.relies on the oil industry .

Other areas are important in the economy like real estate agents and properties also play s an important role in forming about 10%of the GDP.

Agriculture and grazing have been made a third contribution for the GDP. About 2%of labour force work in the farmin activities.Main crops are like datespalms,apricot and lemon come in the second place with 3% of the GDP

More than 30% of Saudi Arabia's population is made up of foreign workers. They are expats who came from all over the world to work in the Arabian gulf that was famous for its wealth.

Foreign Relations -

it has been so clear that the world has changed Since the end of World War II, Saudi Arabia and the United States have maintained a relationship based on an exchange of oil for security. Tha main interest i. have included the free flow of oil, and fighting the spread of communism and extremist groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS. Saudi Arabia and the United States have not agreed on support for Israel .

Random fact ! 🐡

Saudi Arabia was a founding member of the Arab League in 1945.

It currently maintains close ties with its neighbor, Bahrain, and helped the Sunni monarchy there put down an Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

Saudi Arabia was a longtime supporter of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak before his overthrow in 2011. It did not support the successor government of Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood. After Morsy's overthrow in 2013, Saudi Arabia returned its support to new president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Religion -

The Wahhabi, or Salafi, branch of Sunni Islam has been closely tied to the Saud family since the 18th century. When the Saud family established the modern country of Saudi Arabia in the 1930s, the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam become the country's official state-sponsored religion.

One of the five pillars of Islam is performing Hajj, by traveling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at least once. About more than two million people a year make the pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia bans public worship by non-Muslims and severely restricts public displays of religion by non-Wahhabi sect Muslims, including Shiites.

SacredPlcaes:

there are so many sacred places in Saudi Arabia such the holy mosque in mekkah and the Mohammed prophet mosque in meddinah.More than 2millon Muslim visit mekkah and meddinah every year.It is estimated that the haajj or the pilgrimage comes ro be the second source of economy.

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