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Saudi Arabia became an independent kingdom in 1932, from the union of the kingdoms of Neged (Najd) and Higiaz (Al-Hêijāz) and the emirates of ‘Asīr, Najrān and Al Hasa. It is a monarchy in which the sovereign holds absolute power even if in the last decade of the century. XX there have been major transformations. Since March 1992, a fundamental law has been in force which gives the king the role of prime minister with the power to appoint other ministers. The same law provides that the king appoints an Advisory Council (Majlis ash-Shoura), of 120 members, with the task of assisting him in domestic and foreign policy decisions. On the death of King Fahd in August 2005, the throne passed to Abdullah Ibn Abd-el Aziz, the new ruler and “keeper of the holy mosques” (Mecca and Medina). In the same year, for the first time, the right to vote was exercised, limited to male citizens. Sunni Islam is the religion of the state, whose dictates also apply as civil law. shari’ah), administered by religious courts, provides for the death penalty for a different series of crimes (80-100 estimated executions each year). The armed forces are supported by a Border Guard and the National Guard. US operational troops, present in Saudi Arabia since 1991, after the Gulf War, they left the country in 2003. The existence of nomadic tribes makes schooling difficult; Moreover, there is no law that obliges it (while religious instruction is compulsory), nor that establishes the age for entering school. A powerful literacy campaign, launched in 1955, reduced the number of illiterates to 14.5% (2008). In schools there is a separation between boys and girls. Primary school lasts six years, secondary school spans the same number of years and prepares for university courses. Higher education, which is now divided into all major university disciplines, is taught in the universities of Riyadh, Giddah (the two main ones), of Ad-Dammām and Hofuf; a higher institute for mining research also operates in Dhahran. There are also Islamic universities in Medina, Riyadh and Mecca, where theological studies are carried out. According to COUNTRYAAH, Saudi Arabia is a nation in Western Asia, the capital city of which is Riyadh. The latest population of Saudi Arabia is 34,813,882. ACEINLAND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Saudi Arabia, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Saudi Arabia has a population density of 12 residents / km², one of the lowest in Asia, but the distribution of the population on the territory is not homogeneous: the northern provinces, Al-Jawf, Northern Border (Al-Hudūd ash- Shamālīyah) and Tabūk and the extended Eastern province (Ash-Sharqīyah) have a density even lower than the national average. The population is made up of two large ethnic groups: the Saudi one (74.8%) and the Yemeni one (13.2%); There are also groups of Asians (6.5%) and blacks (1.5%) in the country. Saudi Arabia is a country of ancient populations that still retains, to a large extent, the original ethnic element; the less pure populations are found on the coastal strips where African and Iranian infiltrations have mainly occurred. Nomadism and sedentary lifestyle centered in the oases are kabilah), the same ones that existed at the time of Muhammad’s preaching, which is responsible for their unification from a religious and cultural point of view. Nomads now represent a small share of the population. Progress in cultivation techniques contribute to the depopulation of rural areas: in the primary sector, increasingly higher productivity is achieved with fewer employees. This depopulation phenomenon has led to a decrease in the workforce and also to the recourse to foreign workers. Since 1999, however, a policy of rigor has been applied towards irregular immigrants, who have been largely expelled (about 500,000 in one year). At the beginning of the century. XXI foreigners make up a fifth of the population, half of the active one. The expansion of the cities is quite recent, although a clearly Islamic urbanism, Mecca and Medina are in this sense the two most typical and ancient cities of Islam. Urban centers are in continuous development and host 81.9% of the population (2008). In the center of the oasis bands and in the coastal areas there are towns with commercial or port functions; in recent times some of these towns, better favored than the modern communication routes, have increased their importance for different reasons; this is the case of Riyadh, which has become the capital of the country, of Hofuf, enhanced by the Riyadh-Ad-Dammām railway, of Gidda, base of pilgrimages to the holy places. Finally, there are the centers enhanced by oil activities, such as Dhahran and Ra’s Tannūrah.

Saudi Arabia Economy

ECONOMY Economically, Saudi Arabia relies almost entirely on oil. Thanks to it, the country has recently been able to initiate a process of transformation that has been delayed only by the conservatism of the Wahhabi dynasty. The accession to the throne of King Fayṣal, however, marked a turning point in a progressive sense, leading to… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Saudi Arabia

GMAT Testing Locations We have found 7 GMAT test centres in Saudi Arabia, located in Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. #1. Topaz Systems (Female) AlMurjan District,King Abdulaziz Rd 3851 Al-Harbi Building 7564 Mohammed Alazdi St. 23715 Jeddah Saudi Arabia Phone: 00966-507124603 Test Center… Read More »