Saudi Arabia Capital City: Riyadh Population: 26.6 million Languages: Arabic and English Religions: Sunni Muslim and Shi’te Muslim
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
Climate of country • Saudi Arabia has intense heat each day. 70 degrees is the coldest temperature reached and they have lots of sandstorms.
Attractions of Saudi Arabia • Black Stone • Well of Zamzam • Kaaba • Masmak Citadel • Kingdom Centre Tower
Sports • Soccer camel racing volleyball swimming basketball. • Camels start racing when they are two years old. • They practice running every day.
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.
Government of Saudi Arabia • Abaullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud is the King and Prime Minister • Saudi Arabia is a Monarchy
Food and People • They eat rice and lamb. • Some family members live in separate houses, but many extended families live together.
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.