Saudi Arabia Information Flyer
By: Myra Stickney
Saudi riyal is the only currency. (Economic)
Arabic is the national language spoken. (Social)
Under the rule of King and PM Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. (Political)
Desert climate results in dramatic changes in temperature, sand storms, and intense heat. (Geographic)
Iron ore, natural gas, crude oil, gold, and copper are the greatest natural resources. (Economic)
All public education is free, regardless of whether you are a girl or boy. (Social)
Right hands are for eating and gesturing, and it is highly improper to hand someone something with your left hand. (Social)
Alcohol consumption and eating pork are two things that are not allowed. (Social)
Boys are allowed to do things such as hawking and camel racing, while girls can only watch. (Social)
Islam is the only legal and official religion because Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the prophet, Muhammad. (Social)
Arabian peninsula is mostly made up of Saudi Arabia, even though it is only ¼ of the size of the US. (Geographic)
The Saudi Arabian flag is green, which symbolizes Islamic belief. “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” are the white words on the background.
King and PM Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud ruled the country starting in the 1990’s because of his elder brother’s poor health. He was officially in charge of the country starting in 2005.
Above is the Saudi riyal. The person featured on the bill is always a figure from the Saudi Arabian ruling family, and the building is always a religiously important building.
This is the map of Saudi Arabia. The capital is Riyadh. The countries bordering it are Yemen, Oman, U.A.E., Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan.
Camel racing is a popular sport for young boys and men. However, women and girls are not allowed to participate, but can only watch.
Islam is the most common belief in Saudi Arabia, because the prophet, Muhammad was born there. This building is the Prophet's Mosque, in Medina.
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