Saudi Arabia Overview Nations // Middle East/North Africa



OVERVIEW The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al-Mamlaka al-'Arabiyah al-Sa'udiyah) is located on the Arabian peninsula and is bordered on the northeast by the Persian Gulf and on the southwest by the Red Sea, and shares land borders with Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is connected to the neighboring island nation of Bahrain by the 16-mile-long King Fahd Causeway. Modern Saudi Arabia was built by conquest and holy war. In 1902, Abdul Aziz...

 

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