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saudi mosque - Photo by Michael (mx5tx) - CC-BY

 

Population 2003.......................................................24,300.000
GDP per capita 2003 (Atlas method, US$)........... 10,540
GDP 2002 ( US$ billions)................ 242.4
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.5
Labor force (%) ....... 3.5
 

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Al Faysaliyah Tower, Riyadh - Photo by Bakar_88 - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................865,000 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 84
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 71
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 21
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 93
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................27

Arab News __ Online English language newspaper. - illustrated - From Arab News - http://www.arabnews.com/

Background Note: Saudi Arabia __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm  

CIA - The World Factbook -- Saudi Arabia __ A detailed look at Saudi Arabia including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sa.html

Colleges and Universities - Saudi Arabia __ A list of schools with direct contact links. - From Robert-Jan Bulter - http://www.bulter.nl/universities/sa.htm

Country Profile: Saudi Arabia __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Named after the ruling Al Sa'ud family, which first came to power in the 18th century, the country includes the Hijaz region - the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the cradle of Islam. This fact, combined with the Al Sa'uds' espousal of a strict interpretation of Sunni Islam known as Wahhabism, has led it to develop a strongly religious self-identity." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791936.stm

Economy of Saudi Arabia __ "Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government controls over major economic activities. Saudi Arabia possesses 25% of the world's proven petroleum reserves, ranks as the largest exporter of petroleum, and plays a leading role in OPEC." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Saudi_Arabia 
 
Ethnologue report for Saudi Arabia __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Saudi Arabia - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Saudi+Arabia

 

Maps Of Saudi Arabia __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castańeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Saudi_Arabia.html

pictures of Saudi Arabia at picturesofplaces.com - saudi arabia ... __ "Saudi Arabia pictures including Mecca (Makkah), Madinah, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Mansour Avenue, buildings, mosques, coastline, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Asia/saudiarabia.html 

Saudi Arabia __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/saudi-arabia/

Saudi Arabia __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/saudiarabia.html

Saudi Arabia __ Good overview of Saudi Arabia including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107947.html


 
Saudi Arabia __ "Arabia has intrigued travellers for centuries. Its vast swathes of desert were the swaddling clothes of infant Islam and the birthplace of the Arab race and of Arabic, a language considered holy by Muslims. It's also home to two of Islam's holiest cities - Mecca and Medina - and to a host of modern, thriving, oil-rich metropolises." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/saudi_arabia/

Saudi Arabia Economy News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News __ "Saudi Arabia Economy News. Service for global professionals. Constantly updated news and information about Saudi Arabia." - From einnews.com - http://www.einnews.com/saudiarabia/newsfeed-saudi-economy 

Saudi Arabia Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Saudi Arabia Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, ..." That and more. - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/saudi_arabia/saudi_arabia_geography.html

Saudi Arabia: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blsaudiarabia.htm 

Saudi Arabia Information Resource __ "The Saudi Arabian Information Resource, a Saudi Ministry of Culture & Information website, contains more than 2,000 pages of information on every aspect of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." - illustrated - From Government of Saudi Arabia - http://www.saudinf.com/
saudi arabia map and map of saudi arabia information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Saudi Arabia, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/sa.htm 
 
Saudi Arabia Photos __ Galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Saudi Arabia. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Saudi_Arabia/

Saudi Arabia Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/saudi_arabia

Saudi Arabia Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/saudi-arabia/
Saudi Press Agency __ Here you can find developing stories from Saudi Arabia and around the world. - illustrated - From Saudi Press Agency - http://www.spa.gov.sa/


 

 

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