Category: Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Suudiyah) is a country in Southwest Asia, bathed by the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. There are 28 million residents (2016). The capital is Riyadh (Riyadh). It is a rich country, due to oil exploration, but there are many restrictions on human rights. Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam, where Mecca and Medina are located. The country was unified in 1932.