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Capital RiyadhReligion IslamOfficial language ArabicGovernment Unitary Islamic - absolute monarchyKing Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz EmblemEstablishment 23 September 1932(Kingdom founded)Area 2,250,000 km2 - 870,000 sq miPopulation 27,136,977(2010 estimate)Currency Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR)Weekend days Thursday - Friday Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia is the largest Arab statein Western Asia byland area, and the second-largest in the Arab world, after Algeria.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud in 1932
The kingdom is sometimes called "The Land of the Two HolyAl-Masjid al-Haram - Makkah Mosques" in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (in Makkah), and Al- Masjid al-Nabawi (in Madinah), the two holiest places in Islam.Al-Masjid al-Nabawi - Madinah
Saudi Arabia has the worldssecond largest oil reserves and is the second largest oil exporter.
Dress Saudi Arabian dress follows the Islamic principle of modesty, especially. The predominantly loose and flowing, butcovering, garments aresuited to Saudi Arabias desert climate. Abaya
DressTraditionally, men usuallywear an ankle lengthgarment woven fromwool or cotton (known asa thawb), with a keffiyehor a ghutra worn on thehead.For rare chilly days, Saudimen wear a camel-haircloak (bisht) over the top. Saudi Mens traditional dress (Thawb – Ghutra)
Dress Womens clothes aredecorated with tribalmotifs, coins,sequins, metallicthread, andappliques. Womenare required to wearan abaya or modestclothing when inpublic. Saudi Womens traditional dress
Hijab, Niqab, and Abaya are part ofthe of the modesty of the Muslimwoman as well as they are some of the Saudi traditional costumes Niqab Hijab
Dates (Tamr)Today, Saudi Arabia is the second largest producer of dates in the world.Saudi Arabian date fruit is well known for its deliciousness i.e.if the date is tasted once; a person will quickly become a date lover.
There are more than 300 types of dates in SaudiArabia with each having its own different taste and texture.