SAUDI ARABIA

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- CAPITAL: Riyadh
- POPULATION, 20,000,000
- TOTAL AREA: 1,945,000 sq km (750,969 sq mi)
- TIME: 8 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time, and 3 hours ahead of
Greenwich Mean Time.
- EXECUTIVE BRANCH: monarch and prime minister, crown prince and deputy
prime minister, Council of Ministers
- INDUSTRIES: crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, cement, small steel-rolling mill, construction, fertilizer, plastic
- TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Holy cities of Mecca and Medina (visitation restricted to Islamic people), Red Sea. All visitors must be sponsored by a company, relative or friend native to the country and may need to obtain an exit permit.
   

 

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