Saudi Arabia. GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES. Saudi Arabia. Part of the Arabian Peninsula Saudi Arabia is one fourth the size of the United States Deserts cover much of the east and south There are mountain ranges in the southwest There are no rivers or lakes
Wadis – Instant Springs
Wadis are dry stream beds that fill with water only after rainfall in a desertor steppe region.
Desert Oasis: Water at a Premium!
Islam-The Big Picture
The Road to
Outside of Makkah
Al-Haram Mosque Holds the Kaaba
Located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the Kaaba is the most sacred site for Muslims. A Muslim must take the hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca at least once in his/her life.
Fresh Groundwater Sources
Population: 26.6 million
Includes 5.5 million non-nationals
Ethnic groups: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
82% of total population Urban
Saudi Oil Fields & Refineries
Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers
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