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Interesting Facts about Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Interesting Facts

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Saudi Arabia:

  • Saudi Arabia has the most oil reserves of any nation in the world.
  • The biggest airport in the world is King Khalid Airport. It covers a staggering 192,000 acres of land, or roughly 300 square miles, in surface area. The airport is in the Saudi Arabian city of Dammam.
  • Saudi Arabia is home to two of the biggest mosques in the world! With a combined capacity of more than 5 million worshipers, the Masjid Al Haram in Makkah and the Masjid Al Nabawi in Madinah.
  • Date production in the world is dominated by Saudi Arabia! Harvested annually are 1.5 million tons of dates.
  • More people than usual are present in Mecca during the Hajj. There are currently around 2 million people living in Mecca, but during the Hajj, that number rises to 4.5 million.
  • In the Arabian Desert, 400 antiquated "gates" were uncovered in 2017.
  • The tallest fountain in the world is located in Jeddah and is named after King Fahd.
  • On the list of richest cities worldwide, Riyadh ranks 80th.
  • Saudi Arabia exports more fuel than any other country in the world.
  • The world's largest operational clock face is located in Mecca's Abraj Al Bait Towers. With a height of 601 meters, the clock is also the tallest timepiece above sea level in the whole globe. The clock face is six times larger than Big Ben's in London, measuring 43 meters in diameter.
  • In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to have elective surgery without a male guardian's consent.
  • Only in Saudi Arabia are women prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Saudi Arabia has a population that is 47% younger than 24.
  • Saudi Arabia is an Islamic nation with a monarchy.
  • The 14th-largest country in the world is Saudi Arabia.
  • The world's biggest sand desert is found in Saudi Arabia.
  • The World Bank ranked Saudi Arabia as the greatest business location in the Middle East.
  • Saudi Arabia offers free medical care to the general people.
  • The highest water feature in the world – Jeddah which is located in Saudi Arabia.
  • The largest outdoor art museum in Saudi Arabia is called Al Hamra Open Air Museum.
  • World's largest camel market is in Riyadh.
  • Saudi Arabia borders the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to the east; Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan in the north; Yemen and Oman in the south.

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