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flag Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: Introduction

Capital: Riyadh

Population

Total Population: 28,828,870
Natural Increase: 1.6%
Density: 16 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 84.3%
Population of main cities: Riyadh (5,188,300); Jeddah (3,430,700); Mecca (1,534,800); Medina (1,100,100); Ad-Dammam (903,400); Hofuf (660,800); Taif (580,000); Tabuk (512,700)
Ethnic Origins: The population is comprised of mostly Saudians (around 62%), non-Saudians (mostly Afro-Asians) represent around 38% of the total population. (General Authority for Statistics of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English is widely used, given the presence of expats in the region. Other languages spoken in the Kingdom include Indonesian, Somali, Tagalog, Urdu and Farsi.
Business Language(s): While Arabic is the official language of the State, English is widely used as a business language. It is not rare that business contracts are made in Arabic, but it should be no problem to have a translation in English.
Religion: Islam is the official religion of Saudi Arabia. Most of the population is Sunni, including the ruling family. A Shia Muslim minority is also present.
Literacy Rate: 82.9%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Riyadh

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Country Overview

Area: 2,149,690 km²
Type of State: Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy in which the King has supreme powers.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
It has the greatest reserves and is the leading producer of petroleum in the world.
HDI*: 0.837/1
HDI (World Rank): 39/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Notre bureau de représentation en Arabie Saudite

Attijariwafa bank

Adresse: Direction Régionale Moyen Orient PO Box 94392-11693 Riyadh

Tél: +966 1 480 19 15

Fax: +966 1 481 00 58

Saudi Arabia

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Saudi Arabia, dial 00
To call Saudi Arabia, dial +966
Internet Suffix: .sa
Computers: 14.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 16.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 54.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 139,390134,519137,065153,163137,998
Exports of Goods (million USD) 174,919221,835294,373261,603173,854
Imports of Services (million USD) 71,15954,30555,08355,21938,201
Exports of Services (million USD) 15,95817,44719,85223,5299,637

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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