Saudi Arabia's Daily News

3-15-16

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a desert country encompassing most of the Arabian Peninsula, with Red Sea and Persian (Arabian) Gulf coastlines. Known as the birthplace of Islam, it’s home to the religion’s 2 most sacred mosques: Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, destination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. Riyadh, the capital, is a skyscraper-filled metropolis.

Saudi Arabia

An oil based economy

Saudi Arabia holds a major share of the world's oil. This entire region is by far the world's leading producer of oil. Since 1960 Saudi Arabia and some other producer have formed the (OPEC) organization of petroleum exporting Contries . Oil has helped Saudi Arabia boost its standard livings. Money earned by selling has built schools, hospitals, roads, and airports. Aware that someday it's oil will run out, Saudi Arabia's government has been trying to broaden the economy.Saudi Arabiais the largest country in the southwest Asia. Vast deserts cover up this region. Saudi Arabia has no rivers or permanent body's of water.

Questions

When was Saudi Arabia Found?

January 14, 1902 marks the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a uni ed state by the late King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud. On this date in 1902, and in a daring battle with 60 of his companions, King.

What is Saudi Arabi's population?

According to the census conducted by the Central Department of Statistics of the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in 2005, the population of the Kingdom is estimated at 22.673.000 and foreigners constitute between 25 to 27% of the population. Population annual growth rate is about 4%. Those who are under 40 represent 80% of the total population while those under 15 represent 40%.

What about the Saudi Arabia flag and why it never flies half-mast?

The ag of Saudi Arabia is green, rectangular with its width equal to two thirds of its length. The green color symbolizes prosperity and development. In the middle of the ag is the shahada “ There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is His Messenger”. Under it is a sword placed horizontally. The ag is never own at half-mast as it bears the Islamic profession of faith. Saudi Arabia is the land of Islam, advocates Islam and extends services to pilgrims.

The inscription of the profession of faith is in white as is the sword which is a symbol of honor, dignity and justice for Arabs and Muslims.