Country Fact Sheet
Min Temperature: 28°C-82°F Max Temperature: 39°C-102°F Sunshine Hours: 9 Probability of Rain: 0% Humidity: 64%
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh
Head of State:
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud Crown Prince: Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Population: 29،207،277 (72% Saudi, 27% foreign)
1.75% (approx. 2% per year) (55% are under the age of 20)
Birth Rate: 28.29 births/1,000 population (2010 est.) Area: 2,149,640 sq. km Major Cities:
Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam.
Jeddah: King Abdul Aziz Int’l. Airport (Airport Code: JED) Madinah: Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz Airport / Riyadh: King Khaled Int’l Airport / Dammam: King Fahad Int’l Airport.
City: Jeddah Head of Region:
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal
West coast of Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea Distance between Jeddah & Makkah: 80km Distance between Jeddah & Madinah:405km
Major Arabic Newspapers:
Al-Watan , Al Hayat, Al-Iqtisadiya, AlMadinah. Okaz & Alsharq Al Awsat.
1,500 sq. km - Largest urban center in the Makkah province
3.4 million and the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia.
Major English Newspapers:
Eid Al-Adha (The Feast of Sacrifice):
Saudi Gazette, Arab News.
National Day: Sept 23, 2012 Ramadan (The Holy Month of Fasting): July 20 - August 18, 2012
Eid Al-Fitr (The Feast of Fast-Breaking): August 19, 2012 12 DESTINATION JEDDAH
Arabic. English is the second official language.
October 26, 2012
Calendar: The Hijri lunar calendar is the traditional measure of time and the Gregorian calendar is used as well in business. (1433/2012)
DJ Issue 44 - September 2012