60 + Amazing Facts About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a country in Asia, which is a part of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is the most populous country in the Middle East. The population here is 32 million, and the official language here is Arabic. It is spread over 2.2 million square kilometers. It is a monarchy and its king is Mohammed bin Salman.

Interesting Facts About Saudi Arabia

1).Saudi Arabia is the 13th largest country in the world in terms of area.

2).The currency here is Rial.As of 21 January 2022, the price of 1 Saudi Riyal in Indian currency is equal to 19.84 Rupees.

3).The people of Saudi Arabia are very fond of sidewalk skiing. It is a different type of game in which the car is driven on only two wheels.

4).Did you know that there is not a single river in Saudi Arabia? And it is the largest country in the world, where there is not a single river.

5).Saudi Arabia is the fourth largest tobacco exporter in the world. It is a legal offense to sell tobacco to underage people here. And open cigarette smoking is also banned here.However, in 2012, Saudi Arabia banned smoking in government offices and public places.

6).The Camel Market in Riyadh is the largest camel market in the world. And every day 100 camels are bought and sold here.

7).Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country with a monarchical system

8).Apart from this, a festival called Al-Zenandriya is held here every year. It is a type of camel race competition in which 2000 participants take part, which is called The King’s Cup, in which there is a race of 19 km.

9).Saudi Arabia has the largest desert on Earth.

10).According to the World Bank, Saudi Arabia is the best place to do business in the Middle East.

Fun Facts About Saudi Arabia

11).By 15 January 2022, the total population of Saudi Arabia was 3,56,00,000 and you will be surprised to know that every third person in this country is below 35 years of age i.e. it is a young country.

12).There is free health care facility for the people in Saudi Arabia.

13).The world’s best and modern banking service is based in Saudi Arabia.

14).Saudi Arabia has the largest waterfall in the world named Jeddah.

15).Saudi Arabia is building named Jeddah tower.Its construction work has started from 2014 and it is being estimated that this tower will be ready by the end of 2022 or by 2023. As soon as the construction of this tower is completed, it will become the new tallest building in the world, overtaking Burj Khalifa in Dubai, whose height will be 1000 meters i.e. 1 km, which is 183 meters higher than Burj Khalifa.

16).Saudi Arabia has the largest desalination plant in the world.

17).Al Hamra Open Air Museum is the largest open-air art gallery located in Saudi Arabia.

18).Water is more expensive than oil in Saudi Arabia.

19).Kingdom Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is the 31st tallest building in the world.

20).Riyadh is the largest city of Saudi Arabia and the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Amazing Facts About Saudi Arabia

21).Saudi Arabia is the 11th best stock market in the world.

22).The largest oil fields in the world are the Al-Ahsa and Ghawar oil fields in this country. According to an estimate, 7500 million barrels of oil are present in it, which can fill about 47,00,000 swimming pools.

23).It is illegal to drink alcohol here.

24).Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where it is illegal for women to drive.But on 24 June 2018, the government there finally officially allowed women to drive on the roads. With this, Saudi Arabia has become the last country in the world to lift the ban on women driving.

25).The 2 largest mosques in the world are located in Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. It is a holy religious place for Muslims.

26).Saudi Arabia has more oil than any other country in the world.

27).Rub-al-Khali is the largest continuous sand desert in the world.

28).The GDP of Saudi Arabia is $843 billion while the per capita income is $23,566. The economy of this country mainly rests on the export of crude oil. 67% of the country’s total GDP revenue comes from the export of crude oil and natural gas. Apart from this, the Saudi government also gets a lot of revenue from the service sector and tourism.

29).The Ghevar Oil Field, Al-Ahsa is the largest oil reserve in the world.

30).Saudi Arabia is the third largest palm exporter in the world.

Unknown Facts About Saudi Arabia

31). All the people of Saudi Arabia are Muslims.

32).In Saudi Arabian weddings, the boy has a separate marriage and the girl has a separate marriage.

33).Al-Magar is considered one of the world’s first civilizations.

34).The lowest point of Saudi Arabia is the Persian Gulf.

35).The Arabian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in the world.

36).There is no democracy and constitution in Saudi Arabia. Here the Quran itself is considered as the constitution. This country actually runs according to the law of Shariat.

37).Birth control is illegal in Saudi Arabia.

38).Al Khalid Airport in Saudi Arabia is the largest airport in the world.

39).King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is the eighth most powerful person in the world.

40).Non-Muslims cannot be given citizenship in Saudi Arabia.

Facts About Saudi Arabia

41).Women in Saudi Arabia cannot travel long distances without the permission of their husbands.

42).In 1965, King Faisal introduced Saudi Arabia to television.

43).Before 2012, only boys could sell girls’ undergarments in Saudi Arabia.

44).The national dress of Saudi Arabia for women is the black abaya.

45).Most private gyms do not accept female members and most schools do not offer gym classes or physical education activities for female students.

46).Saudi Arabia’s petroleum sector makes up 45% of GDP.

47).About 60% of workers in Saudi Arabia are foreigners.

48). The annual military expenditure of Saudi Arabia is four times the GDP of Afghanistan.

49).Saudi Arabia has 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

50).Saudi Arabia is the birth place of Islam religion.

Mind Blowing Facts About Saudi Arabia

51).Saudi Arabia has taken black magic very seriously and has also closed the Harry Potter books there. And there is also a law regarding black magic.

52).The official title of the Saudi king is “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”.

53).The population of Saudi Arabia is approximately under the age of 24.

54).Women in Saudi Arabia cannot even open bank accounts of their own free will.

55).In Saudi Arabia, there is a provision of capital punishment for homosexual people.

56).Falconry is a traditional and popular sport in Saudi Arabia.

57). Performing Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and requires a visit to Mecca. About two million people visit Saudi Arabia annually for Hajj.

58).Saudi Arabia occupies an area of 21,49,690 sq km and is the second largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, the fourth largest in Asia and the 13th largest country in the world in terms of area.

59).Only 0.45% of the total population of the world lives in this country and according to the population, this country is at number 41 in the whole world. In terms of population density, there are an average of 16 persons per square kilometer.

60).Saudi Arabia has the world’s second largest crude oil reserves, while it is the world’s largest crude oil exporter. Not only this, Saudi Arabia also has the fifth largest natural gas reserves in the world.

61).Saudi Arabia is the only country where even today cruel punishments like eye for eye and hand for hand are in existence.

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Praakriti is an editor and a published author. She has been in the digital media field for over five years. She graduated from Ranchi University, Ranchi, and has a Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition & Research from Ranchi University. She has written over 250 articles about ingredients and their benefits for the skin, hair, and health. She specializes in dealing with health and lifestyle-based content, though she doesn't shy away from editing content from domains outside her comfort zone.

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