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  1. Saudi Arabia Capital City: Riyadh Population: 26.6 million Languages: Arabic and English Religions: Sunni Muslim and Shi’te Muslim

  2. Map of Saudi Arabia

  3. Flag of Saudi Arabia

  4. Saudi Arabia’s Land • 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 • The Red Sea borders the west and the Persian Gulf borders the east

  5. Climate of country • Saudi Arabia has intense heat each day. 70 degrees is the coldest temperature reached and they have lots of sandstorms.

  6. Attractions of Saudi Arabia • Black Stone • Well of Zamzam • Kaaba • Masmak Citadel • Kingdom Centre Tower

  7. Sports • Soccer camel racing volleyball swimming basketball. • Camels start racing when they are two years old. • They practice running every day.

  8. Problems in Saudi Arabia • They have a problem with people coming to their country and being forced to beg, work, or be a servant without getting paid.

  9. Government of Saudi Arabia • Abaullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud is the King and Prime Minister • Saudi Arabia is a Monarchy

  10. Food and People • They eat rice and lamb. • Some family members live in separate houses, but many extended families live together.

  11. The Holiday of Ramadan • At the end of Ramadan, which is a month long religious holiday, there is a 3 day feast called Eid al Fitr. During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink during the day, they only eat after sunset or before sunrise.