Government: Unitary state, Islamic state, Monarchy, Absolute monarchy
King: Salman of Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister: Salman of Saudi Arabia
The government of Saudi Arabia is led by the dictator and monarch, King Salman, who acceded to the throne on 23 January 2015. No political parties or national elections are permitted and according to the 2010 democracy index, the Saudi government was the seventh most authoritarian regime from among the 167 countries rated. Government is dominated by the royal family.The Basic Law specifies that the king must be chosen from among the sons of the first king, Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and their male descendants subject to the subsequent approval of religious leaders (the ulema). In 2007, an "Allegiance Council" was created, comprising King Abdulaziz's surviving sons plus a son of each his deceased sons, to determine which member of the royal family will be the heir apparent (the Crown Prince) after Prince Muhammad, who is the current Crown Prince, either dies or accedes to the throne.
Human Rights (Not So Much)
GDP per capita: 25,961.81 USD
Birth rate18.78 births/1,000 population
Death rate3.32 deaths/1,000 population
Gross domestic product: 748.4 billion USD
GDP growth rate: 4.0% annual change
Literacy rate, youth total in Saudi Arabia was 99.2
Saudi Arabia is the world's largest producer of desalinated water. A major source of water is the sea. This is done through desalination, a process that produces potable water from brackish seawater.
The following includes the Day, Date, and Holiday
WednesdayJuly 13 Jul 13Eid Al Fitr Holiday
ThursdayJuly 14 Jul 14Eid Al Fitr Holiday
SundaySeptember 04 Sep 4Eid Al Adha Holiday
MondaySeptember 05 Sep 5Eid Al Adha Holiday
The Holy Sepulcher Church was built
1 Jan 330
This is when the Holy Sepulcher Church was built inside the walls of Jeruslam. This is the worship place for the Christians in Jerusalem. The holy site is supposely the place where Jesus was buried. This is very important to the Christians for they believe that he was a savior.
The Islamic Empire
1 Jan 1700
Less than 100 years after the birth of Islam the Empire started to spread throughout Spain and to parts of India and China. The politacal power had moved out of the Arabian Penninsula, trade flourished the area. People began moving into the empire.