Outline of Saudi Arabia

Outline of Saudi Arabia
The location of Saudi Arabia
An enlargeable relief map of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or KSA, is a sovereign country that comprises the central portion of the Arabian Peninsula of Southwest Asia.[1] Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast, and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. It has an estimated population of 27.6 million, and its size is approximately 2,150,000 square km (830,000 square miles).

The Kingdom is sometimes called "The Land of The Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places of Islam. The Kingdom was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud, whose efforts began in 1902 when he captured the Al-Saud’s ancestral home of Riyadh, and culminated in 1932 with the proclamation, and recognition of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the world's leading petroleum exporter and petroleum exports fuel the Saudi economy.[2] Oil accounts for more than 90 percent of exports and nearly 75 percent of government revenues, facilitating the creation of a welfare state,[3][4] which the government has found difficult to fund during periods of low oil prices.[5] Human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly expressed concern about the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia, although these concerns have been dismissed by the Saudi government.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Saudi Arabia:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Saudi Arabia

Geography of Saudi Arabia

An enlargeable topographic map of Saudi Arabia
 Yemen 1,458 km
 Iraq 814 km
 Jordan 744 km
 Oman 676 km
 United Arab Emirates 457 km
 Kuwait 222 km
 Qatar 60 km
  • Coastline: 2,640 km

Environment of Saudi Arabia

An enlargeable satellite image of Saudi Arabia
  • Climate of Saudi Arabia
  • Environmental issues in Saudi Arabia
  • Ecoregions in Saudi Arabia
  • Renewable energy in Saudi Arabia
  • Geology of Saudi Arabia
  • Protected areas of Saudi Arabia
    • Biosphere reserves in Saudi Arabia
    • National parks of Saudi Arabia
  • Wildlife of Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Environmental Society

Natural geographic features of Saudi Arabia

Regions of Saudi Arabia

Ecoregions of Saudi Arabia

Administrative divisions of Saudi Arabia

Emirates of Saudi Arabia
Governorates of Saudi Arabia
Municipalities of Saudi Arabia

Demography of Saudi Arabia

Government and politics of Saudi Arabia

Main article: Politics of Saudi Arabia
  • Elections in Saudi Arabia
    • (specific elections)
  • Political parties in Saudi Arabia
  • Political scandals of Saudi Arabia
  • Taxation in Saudi Arabia

Branches of the government of Saudi Arabia

Executive branch of the government of Saudi Arabia

Legislative branch of the government of Saudi Arabia

Judicial branch of the government of Saudi Arabia

  • Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia

Foreign relations of Saudi Arabia

International organization membership

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Saudi Arabia

Main article: Law of Saudi Arabia and Sharia

Military of Saudi Arabia

  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Saudi Arabia
    • Navy of Saudi Arabia
    • Air Force of Saudi Arabia
    • Special forces of Saudi Arabia
  • Military history of Saudi Arabia
  • Military ranks of Saudi Arabia

Local government in Saudi Arabia

History of Saudi Arabia

Main article: History of Saudi Arabia, Timeline of the history of Saudi Arabia, and Current events of Saudi Arabia
  • Economic history of Saudi Arabia
  • Military history of Saudi Arabia

Culture of Saudi Arabia

Art in Saudi Arabia

Sports in Saudi Arabia

Economy and infrastructure of Saudi Arabia

Education in Saudi Arabia

See also


External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Saudi Arabia

Other links

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