Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the land of the Two Holy Mosques occupies around 80% of the Arabian Peninsula.

Saudi Arabia is one the largest single producer in the world. 

The capital is Riyadh.

About Saudi Arabia

Country flag
Short Name
KSA
Capital
Riyadh
Language
Arabic
Population
28,146,656
Area
2,149,690 km²
Calling Code
+966

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
Recognition Year
1965
Address
P.O. BOX 6040 PRINCE FAISAL FAHD OLYMPIC COMPLEX RIYADH 11442 SAUDI ARABIA
Web Address

Sports

Sport is very popular activity within the Saudi society. Football is the most popular sport in the country.

Saudi NOC developed other sports such as equestrians, shooting and athletics. 

Climate

A considerable portion of the kingdom’s landmass consists of desert and semi-arid regions with less than two percent of the kingdom’s area being arable land The extreme arid nature of the kingdom means it has no permanent river or lake.

Interior cities like Riyadh can experience winter temperatures from 8 °C to 20 °C while those on the coast at Jeddah will experience a much warmer 19 °C to 29 °C.

During the summer months those inland will experience the hottest weather peaking at 43 °C while coastal inhabitants have a slightly cooler maximum of 38 °C.

There is very little rainfall, with annual precipitation averaging at 4 inches.

Religion

Islam 

Culture

The culture in Saudi Arabia is heavily influenced by the religion of Islam.

The two holiest sites in Islam are located within the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia is one of the largest religious tourism destination in the world. 

Camel racing and falconry is one the important part of the Saudi culture. 

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05.01.2020
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30.12.2019
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30.12.2019
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 25, 2019: Hasna Al-Hammad grabbed two gold medals in fencing as Sau...
25.10.2019
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 1, 2019: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach saw ...
30.09.2019
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 9, 2019: The Dakar Rally will be held in Asia for the first time ...
09.09.2019
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 2, 2019: The Saudi Arabia national team made their debut in inter...
02.09.2019