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Saudi Arabia. Current population: 29,056,288 Latitude and longitude of capital city: 24 degrees N. 46 degrees E. Area: 2,149,690 sq. km. Geography. There are three main deserts in Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Arabia Current population: 29,056,288 Latitude and longitude of capital city: 24 degrees N. 46 degrees E. Area: 2,149,690 sq. km
Geography • There are three main deserts in Saudi Arabia. • The first is called An Nafud—sometimes called the Great Nafud because An Nafud is the term for desert. • It covers 55,000 square km. • Stretching more than 125 kilometers south from the An Nafud is the Ad Dahna, a narrow band of sand mountains also called the river of sand. • Like the An Nafud, its sand tends to be reddish, particularly in the north. • The last main desert is the Rub al Khall • it covers 550,000 square km. • Beneath the deserts lie hundreds of caves filled with stalactites andstalagmites.
Geography • Saudi Arabia is located in western Asia and it boarders 7 different countries and 3 bodies of water • The Kingdom center • Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi • Marid Castle • One of the most famous man made features is the Kaaba • It is one of the oldest still active shrines • It was created before the Islam religion. • Muslims are supposed to face the Kaaba when in prayer • It is rectangular structure made out of granite • During the Hajj which is a Muslim pilgrimage there is about 6 million people at the Kaaba
archaeology • 1871-The Ottomans take control of the province of Hasa • !912-The Ikhwan brotherhood is founded based on Wahhabism; it grows quickly and provides key support for Abd-al-Aziz • 1938-Oil is discovered • 1953-King Abd-al-Aziz dies and his son becomes king • 1991-Saudi Arabia goes to war with Iraq Some of the artifacts are: • A fragment of stone with a mans head painted on it. It is from first century C.E. and was found at Qaryat al-Faw • A gold funerary mask. It was found at Thaj, Tell al-Zayer and is from first century C.E. • A bronze head from a life sized statue. It is from second century C.E. and found at Qaryat al-faw • A glove made out of gold. Found in first century C.E. • A necklace made of gold and gems also from first century C.E. Found in a tomb
Political science / sociology • Saudi Arabia is a monarchy based on Islam. • The government is led by the king. • The people don’t get to vote, all decisions are made by the government • Education is open to every citizen in Saudi Arabia • The police force in Saudi Arabia is mainly controlled by the military • The government provides a national health care system for every citizen • The government of Saudi Arabia aims for every citizen to have a descent standard of living
economics Saudi Arabia is rich in; • Oil • Gas • Gold, silver etc. Saudi Arabia trades with; • USA • China • Japan • France • India • Saudi Arabia’s main banks are: • The Arab National bank • Alinma bank • Al-Rajhi bank • Al Bilad bank Saudi Arabia’s currency is Saudi riyal People of Saudi Arabia do not pay taxes on wages but pay religious taxes. Foreign companies pay 25%.
Work cited • Google images • saudiembassy.net • Wikipedia.ca