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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Saudi Arabia

Updated on October 17, 2011

1. Saudi Arabia is the largest producer of oil in the middle East and is the leader of OEC

2. Saudi Arabia are the sites of Mecca and Medina the 2 most holiest sites for Islam in the world

3. The Capitol city of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh

4. The government of Saudi Arabia is Absolute Monarchy

5. It is rumored that the first tomb ever was for Eve and it is located in Jeddah

6. Saudi Arabia is home to the Cradle of Gold one of the largest gold mines ever found in the world

7. Saudi Arabia is the driest country on earth known to have an annual rain fall of less then 1 inch per year and it is only in the far north or far south of the country

8. The King Fahd Causeway that connects Saudi Arabia with Bahrain is one of the longest causeways in the world at over 16 miles long

9. 'Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' official gained independence in 1926

10. Mecca is considered the birth place of Prophet Mohammad and medina is the place he traveled to live in 622 A.D both are considered the holiest of Islamic sites

11. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in terms of area in the middle East

12. Saudi Arabia has a population of over 25 million people

13. The currency in Saudi Arabia is Riyal

14. The major language spoken in Saudi Arabia is Arabic

15. Saudi Arabia has the largest refineries to produce desalinated water in the world

16. Miswak the root of the arak tree is used to clean teeth and is very beneficial to prevent gum disease

17. Saudi Arabia is the only country on earth that does not collect taxes from the populace

18. Saudi Arabia money is earned through 90% exports of its oil

19. Saudi Arabia provides free education and health care for all its populace

20. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with absolutely no rivers or lakes running through it


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    KHAWAJA UMER FAROOQ 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

    Very intersting

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    stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

    Wonderful hub, and very educational. God Bless you. Very nice work.