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Saudi Arabia is part of:
Arab States · Gulf States · Middle East · Western Asia ·
Water Basins of Saudi Arabia:
Tigris-Euphrates-Shatt al Arab ·
Facts & Figures edit
Capital Riyadh
Neighbouring Countries Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Total Area 2,149,690 km2
  - Water 0 km2 (0.00%) / 0 m2/ha
  - Land 2,149,690 km2
Coastline 2,640 km
Population 24,573,100 (11.4 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.835 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA n/a (1995)
Nominal GDPB $528,300 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $21,300
National UN Presence FAO, UNDP, UNHCR, WHO, UNICEF, WB
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 37,835 km2 (1.76%)
     - Arable 35,900 km2 (1.67%)
     - Permanent Crops 1,935 km2 (0.09%)
     - Irrigated 16,200 km2
  - Non cultivated km2 (98.24%)
Average Annual RainfallD 59 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 2.4 km3
Water WithdrawalsF 17.32 km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use 89%
  - For Domestic Use 10%
  - For Industrial Use 1%
  - Per Capita 806 m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source n/a
     - Urban population 97%
     - Rural population 73%
  - Improved Sanitation n/a
     - Urban population 100%
     - Rural population n/a
References & Remarks
A UNDP Human Development Report
B CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia
C CIA World Factbook Country Profiles
D Aquastat - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
E CIA World Factbook
F Earthtrends

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