Saudi Arabia part 2

By Logan Duroy


The government type is a monarchy with a executive, legislative, and judicial branch. The leader of the government is king SALMAN bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud. The executive branch leader is crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister MUHAMMAD BIN NAYIF bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud. The leader of the legislative branch is the unicameral Consultative Council or Majlis al-Shura. The judicial branch is lead by the high court chief and chiefs. The people of Saudi Arabia have a law with very severe punishments (with driving violations the only one with a fine) that can result in jailing, deportation, lashing, amputation, and execution.


Saudi Arabia is an oil based economy that controls 16% of the worlds oil reserves. The country is encouraging the growth of the private sector in order to diversify its economy and to employ more Saudi nationals. The countries GPD is $665.5 billion and is $54,600. The currency is Riyals. The percentage of population living below poverty is 12.7% (est 2013). The top imports are machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles, textiles and the top exports are petroleum and petroleum products 90%. The population living below poverty was considered the tenth lowest poverty rate in 2013 likely due to the majority of jobs and the country having one of the highest oil reserves.


just for fun

national anthem

Anthem Lyrics - English Translation

Hasten to glory and supremacy!
Glorify the Creator of the heavens
And raise the green, fluttering flag,
Carrying the emblem of Light!
Repeat - God is greatest!
O my country,
My country, may you always live,
The glory of all Muslims!
Long live the King,
For the flag and the country!

Anthem Lyrics in Official Language

Sarei Lil Majd Walalya
Majjedi Le Khaleg Assama
Warfai El Khaffag Akhdar
Yahmil Annoor al mosattar
Raddedy Allah Wakbar
Yamawteni Mawtenii Gad
Isht Fakhr Al Moslemeen
Aash Al Maleek Lelalam Walwatan.