|Currency||Saudi riyal (SAR)|
|Area|| total: 1,960,582 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 1,960,582 km2
|Population||27,601,038 includes 5,576,076 non-nationals (July 2007 est.)|
|Religion||100% Muslim (by law)|
|Electricity||110V (Riyadh), 110/220V (Jeddah), 220V elsewhere; plug types A, C, D, G all used|
Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Neighbouring countries include Jordan to the northwest, Iraq and Kuwait to the northeast, Bahrain and Qatar to the east, the United Arab Emirates to the southeast, and Oman and Yemen to the south.
Saudi Arabia contains the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina, to which all physically and financially able Muslims are required to make a pilgrimage at least once if possible (see Hajj).