|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Saudi Arabia standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Saudi riyals (SAR)|
€1 = SAR4.18, $1 = SAR3.75, £1 = SAR4.99
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.sa||International Dialling Code: 966|
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Further information on Saudi Arabia
Discover more about Saudi Arabia - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 2,149,690 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 2,640 km (Persian Gulf, Red Sea)
Climate: Harsh, dry desert climate with large daily temperature variations, very hot during the day but can drop below freezing at night.
Highest mountain: Jabal Sawda' (3,133m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Saudi Arabia from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||161/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||77/179|
|Press Freedom||Very serious situation||162/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Extreme discrimination||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||55/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Status: Independent Country
Population: 27,345,986 (rank: 46/196) Density: 12.7 people/sq km (rank: 179/196)
Ethnic groups: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Religions: Muslim 100%
GDP (PPP): $927.8 billion GDP per capita: $31,300 (rank: 31/195)