this page you will find a map of Saudi Arabia
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
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Official name of country: Al-Arabiyya as-Sa'udiyya
Official script of the country: Arabic/Arabisch
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Saudi Arabia with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Saudi-Arabien.
- Mapa de Arabia Saudita. - Carte d'Arabie Saoudite.
Saudi Arabia's capital is Riyadh (Ar-Riyad), the biggest cities of the country are Riyadh, Mecca (Makkah) and Jidda (Jiddah). Flights to Saudi Arabia usually go to either Riyadh or Mecca. Other important cities and towns are Tabuk, 'Ar'ar, Ha'il, Yanbu' al-Bahr, Medina (= Al-Madinah), Buraydah (Buraidah), Al-Jubayl (Al Jubail), Ad-Dammam, Al-Kharj, At-Ta'if (At-Taif), Abha, Khamis Mushayt and Jizan.
The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic. In our map we have given the Arabic spellings of the localities including those of the deserts An-Nafud and Rub' al-Khali (Ar-Rub' al-Khali). These spellings however, differ slightly from map to map.
Tourism is locally of great importance in Saudi Arabia. Millions of pilgrims visit the holy places of Mecca and Medina every year. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Saudi Arabia.
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