Wikijunior:Asia/Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia
emblem of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East. Its capital and largest city is Riyadh.

Where is Saudi Arabia?

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Location of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia covers much of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the fifth-largest country in Asia and the largest in the Middle East. It is bordered by the Red Sea to the west; Jordan, Iraq, and Kuwait to the north; the Persian Gulf, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east; Oman to the southeast; and Yemen to the south. Bahrain is an island country off its east coast. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northwest separates Saudi Arabia from Egypt and Israel. It is the only country with a coastline along both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and most of its terrain consists of arid desert, lowland, steppe, and mountains.

How many people live in Saudi Arabia?

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The population of Saudi Arabia as of July 2013 was estimated to be 26.9 million, including between 5.5 million and 10 million non-nationalized immigrants.

What are the most common languages in the Saudi Arabia?

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Arabic is the official language in Saudi Arabia.

What is the most common religion in Saudi Arabia?

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The official state religion of Saudi Arabia is Islam. The kingdom is also the location of Islam's two holiest cities of Mecca and Medina.

What is the sport of Saudi Arabia?

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Uruguay – Saudi Arabia match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Football is the national sport in Saudi Arabia.

What are some important sights?

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A picture of the mosque from the south with the city of Medina in the background
  • Prophet's Mosque - the second mosque built by the prophet Muhammad after the mosque of Quba.
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