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Country Saudi Arabia


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 2,149,690
Area (sq mile) 1,217,521
Border Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Population 27,752,316
Nationality Saudi(s)
Ethnic Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Religion Muslim
Language Arabic
Literacy 87%
Government Monarchy
Capital Riyadh
Leader King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud (since January 23, 2015); Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Nayif bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud (born August 30, 1959); Deputy Crown Prince and Second Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud (born August 31, 1985)
Currency Saudi riyal (SAR)
Independence Day Sept. 23, 1932 (Unification of the Kingdom)
National Holiday Unification of the Kingdom (Sept. 23, 1932)
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