Saudi Arabia flag information
Description flag of Saudi Arabia
green a traditional color in Islamic flags, with the Shahada or Muslim creed in large white Arabic script (translated as ""There is no god but God; Muhammad is the Messenger of God"") above a white horizontal saber (the tip points to the hoist side); design dates to the early twentieth century and is closely associated with the Al Saud family which established the kingdom in 1932
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Official country name
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Suudiyah (long)
Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah (short)
Saudi(s) (noun) Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah (adjective)
28,146,656 ranked 45, (data 2008)
extensive coastlines on Persian Gulf and Red Sea provide great leverage on shipping (especially crude oil) through Persian Gulf and Suez Canal. The lowest point is Persian Gulf 0 m.
Coastline 2,640 km.
4,431km, Iraq 814 km, Jordan 744 km, Kuwait 222 km, Oman 676 km, Qatar 60 km, UAE 457 km, Yemen 1,458 km.
13 provinces (mintaqat, singular - mintaqah); Al Bahah, Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah, Al Jawf, Al Madinah, Al Qasim, Ar Riyad, Ash Sharqiyah (Eastern Province), 'Asir, Ha'il, Jizan, Makkah, Najran, Tabuk
23 September 1932 (unification of the kingdom)