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Where is Saudi Arabia?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Saudi Arabia covers 2,149,690 square kilometers of land, making it the 13th largest nation in terms of land area.

Saudi Arabia became an independent state in 1926, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Saudi Arabia is 26,534,504 (2012) and the nation has a density of 12 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Riyal (SAR). As well, the people of Saudi Arabia are refered to as Saudi/Saudi Arabian.

The dialing code for the country is 966 and the top level internet domain for Saudi/Saudi Arabian sites is .sa.

Saudi Arabia shares land borders with 8 countries: Kuwait, Israel, Iraq, Yemen, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Jordan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Saudi Arabia section.

Quick facts

Population 26,534,504
Density 12.3 / km2 ( 32.0 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1926
Capital Riyadh (Ar Riyad)
Currency Saudi Riyal
GDP 746,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 28,114 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,149,690 km2 (830,000 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman
Minimum Longitude 34.500
Maximum Longitude 55.670
Mininum Latitude 15.660
Maximum Latitude 32.150

What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?

map showing the location of Saudi Arabia
Location of Riyadh on a map.

Riyadh is the capital city of Saudi Arabia. It has a population of 4,205,961, and is located on a latitue of 24.69 and longitude of 46.72.

Riyadh is also the political center of Saudi Arabia, which is considered a Absolute Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Riyadh, the Capital Of Saudi Arabia

City Riyadh
Country Saudi Arabia
Population 4,205,961
Longitude 46.72185000
Latitude 24.68773000
Elevation 612 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Saudi Arabia

Rank City Population
#1Riyadh4,205,961
#2Jeddah2,867,446
#3Mecca1,323,624
#4Medina1,300,000
#5Sultanah946,697
#6Dammam768,602
#7Ta'if530,848
#8Tabuk455,450
#9Buraydah391,336
#10Khamis Mushait387,553
#11Al Hufuf293,179
#12Al Mubarraz290,802
#13Hayil267,005
#14Najran258,573
#15Al Jubayl237,274
#16Abha210,886
#17Yanbu` al Bahr200,161
#18Khobar165,799
#19Unaizah163,729
#20'Ar'ar148,540

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.