Saudi Arabia: General

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Middle East/Western Asia

Saudi Arabia, by land area (2,149,690 km2 / 870,000 sq. mi.), is the largest state in Western Asia.

It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq on the north and northeast; Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the east; Oman on the southeast; and Yemen on the south. The Red Sea lies to its west, and the Arabian Gulf (Persian Gulf) to the east.

Persian Gulf must never appear on any document, correspondence, or package marking destined to Saudi Arabia. Always use the term "Arabian Gulf".

(Last updated on 2020-10-21)

Local time

UTC (GMT) +03h00

Time zone abbreviation: AST - Arabia Standard Time

No Daylight Saving Time adjustments.

For local time information worldwide, see or

(Last updated on 2021-07-07)

Telephone code

Country code for Saudi Arabia: +966 plus one-digit area code and seven-digit phone number for local subscriber.

Area codes for major cities: Riyadh 1, Makkah 2, Dammam 3, Madinah 4, Hail 6, Abha 7

(Last updated on 2021-02-16)


SAR = Saudi Riyal [ر.س] (subdivided into: halala [Arabic: ر.س])

(Last updated on 2018-05-31)

Official languages


(Last updated on 2018-05-09)


Metric system.

(Last updated on 2021-07-25)


36'117'030 (29 Nov. 2022)

(Last updated on 2022-11-29)

General information sources

See summary of Saudi Arabian Economic Data.

(Last updated on 2022-06-09)

Wikipedia entry

Refer to Wikipedia site highlighting Saudi Arabia.

(Last updated on 2022-06-14)

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