Largest Cities in Saudi Arabia

Facts about Saudi Arabia

Official languages: Arabic
Capital: Riyadh
Area: 1,960,582 km²
Population: 25.7 million residents
Population density: 13.12 residents per km²
Currency: SAR
Internet TLD: .sa
ISO codes: SA, SAU, 682
The dialing code for Saudi Arabia is +966

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is located on the Arabian Peninsula and borders on neighboring countries, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The two holiest places of Islam, the Kaaba in Mecca and the resting place of the Islamic prophet Mohammed in Medina, are in Saudi Arabia. Islam plays a major role in Saudi Arabia, the country is considered to be particularly strict and Islamic-conservative. The weekend is on Thursday and Friday, so Thursday is partly a day of rest and Friday is a complete day of rest. In Saudi Arabia, the Islamic calendar applies.

Biggest Cities of Saudi Arabia by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 4,206,072 24.6877 46.7219
2 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2,867,557 21.5424 39.198
3 Mecca, Saudi Arabia 1,323,735 21.4266 39.8256
4 Medina, Saudi Arabia 1,300,111 24.4686 39.6142
5 Sultanah, Saudi Arabia 946,808 24.4926 39.5857
6 Dammam, Saudi Arabia 768,713 26.4344 50.1033
7 Ta’if, Saudi Arabia 530,959 21.2703 40.4158
8 Tabuk, Saudi Arabia 455,561 28.3998 36.5715
9 Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia 425,411 24.1554 47.3346
10 Buraydah, Saudi Arabia 391,447 26.326 43.975
11 Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia 387,664 18.3 42.7333
12 Al Hufuf, Saudi Arabia 293,290 25.3647 49.5876
13 Al Mubarraz, Saudi Arabia 290,913 25.4077 49.5903
14 Hafar Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia 271,753 28.4328 45.9708
15 Ha’il, Saudi Arabia 267,116 27.5219 41.6907
16 Najran, Saudi Arabia 258,684 17.4933 44.1277
17 Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia 237,385 27.0174 49.6225
18 Abha, Saudi Arabia 210,997 18.2164 42.5053
19 Yanbu, Saudi Arabia 200,272 24.0895 38.0618
20 Khobar, Saudi Arabia 165,910 26.2794 50.2083
21 Arar, Saudi Arabia 148,651 30.9753 41.0381
22 Sakakah, Saudi Arabia 128,443 29.9697 40.2064
23 Jizan, Saudi Arabia 105,309 16.8892 42.5511
24 Qurayyat, Saudi Arabia 103,014 31.3318 37.3428
25 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 99,651 26.2886 50.114
26 Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia 98,370 26.5654 50.0089
27 Al Bahah, Saudi Arabia 88,530 20.0129 41.4677
28 Tarut, Saudi Arabia 85,482 26.5733 50.0403
29 Qal`at Bishah, Saudi Arabia 81,939 20.0005 42.6052
30 Ar Rass, Saudi Arabia 81,839 25.8694 43.4973
31 Ash Shafa, Saudi Arabia 72,301 21.0721 40.3119
32 Sayhat, Saudi Arabia 66,813 26.4834 50.0485
33 Al Mithnab, Saudi Arabia 60,981 25.8601 44.2223
34 Al Khafji, Saudi Arabia 54,968 28.4391 48.4913
35 Ad Dawadimi, Saudi Arabia 54,585 24.5077 44.3924
36 Sabya, Saudi Arabia 54,219 17.1495 42.6254
37 Az Zulfi, Saudi Arabia 53,255 26.2994 44.8154
38 Abu `Arish, Saudi Arabia 49,282 16.9689 42.8325
39 Safwa, Saudi Arabia 45,987 26.6497 49.9552
40 Afif, Saudi Arabia 45,636 23.9065 42.9172
41 Rabigh, Saudi Arabia 41,870 22.7986 39.0349
42 Rahimah, Saudi Arabia 41,299 26.7079 50.0619
43 Turaif, Saudi Arabia 40,930 31.6725 38.6637
44 Tubarjal, Saudi Arabia 40,130 30.4999 38.216
45 Ad Dilam, Saudi Arabia 35,482 23.991 47.1618
46 Umm Lajj, Saudi Arabia 33,985 25.0213 37.2685
47 Al-`Ula, Saudi Arabia 32,524 26.6085 37.9232
48 Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia 29,585 25.934 49.6688
49 Badr Hunayn, Saudi Arabia 27,368 23.7829 38.7905
50 Samitah, Saudi Arabia 27,056 16.596 42.9444
51 Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia 26,747 26.2455 36.4525
52 Al Bukayriyah, Saudi Arabia 25,264 26.1392 43.6578
53 An Nimas, Saudi Arabia 24,264 19.1455 42.1201
54 As Sulayyil, Saudi Arabia 24,208 20.4607 45.5779
55 Turabah, Saudi Arabia 23,346 21.2141 41.6331
56 Al Jumum, Saudi Arabia 22,318 21.6169 39.6981
57 Duba, Saudi Arabia 22,111 27.3513 35.6901
58 At Taraf, Saudi Arabia 21,497 25.3623 49.7276
59 Qaisumah, Saudi Arabia 20,796 28.3112 46.1273
60 Al Battaliyah, Saudi Arabia 16,717 25.4333 49.6333
61 Al Munayzilah, Saudi Arabia 16,407 25.3833 49.6667
62 Adh Dhibiyah, Saudi Arabia 15,111 26.027 43.157
63 Al Majaridah, Saudi Arabia 14,941 19.1236 41.9111
64 Tanumah, Saudi Arabia 13,705 27.1 44.1333
65 Al Qurayn, Saudi Arabia 12,124 25.4833 49.6
66 Umm as Sahik, Saudi Arabia 11,924 26.6536 49.9164
67 Sajir, Saudi Arabia 11,828 25.1825 44.5996
68 Al Awjam, Saudi Arabia 11,571 26.5632 49.9433
69 Farasan, Saudi Arabia 10,638 16.7022 42.1183
70 Al Mindak, Saudi Arabia 9,329 20.1588 41.2834
71 Al Artawiyah, Saudi Arabia 9,263 26.5039 45.3481
72 Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia 9,219 25.4 49.65
73 Al Qarah, Saudi Arabia 9,217 25.4167 49.6667
74 Marat, Saudi Arabia 8,996 25.0706 45.4577
75 Al Jafr, Saudi Arabia 8,826 25.3774 49.7215
76 Suwayr, Saudi Arabia 8,626 30.1171 40.3893
77 Tumayr, Saudi Arabia 8,357 25.7035 45.8684
78 At Tubi, Saudi Arabia 7,851 26.5578 49.9917
79 Al Jaradiyah, Saudi Arabia 7,507 16.5795 42.9124
80 Al Muwayh, Saudi Arabia 7,475 22.4333 41.7583
81 As Saffaniyah, Saudi Arabia 7,125 27.9708 48.73
82 Al Hada, Saudi Arabia 6,996 21.3675 40.2869
83 Al Markaz, Saudi Arabia 6,575 25.4 49.7333
84 Misliyah, Saudi Arabia 6,228 17.4599 42.5572
85 Al Mutayrifi, Saudi Arabia 6,073 25.4788 49.5582
86 Mizhirah, Saudi Arabia 5,640 16.8261 42.7333
87 Ad Darb, Saudi Arabia 5,489 17.7229 42.2526
88 Julayjilah, Saudi Arabia 5,470 25.5 49.6
89 Mulayjah, Saudi Arabia 5,358 27.271 48.4242
90 Al Fuwayliq, Saudi Arabia 5,316 26.4436 43.2516
91 Tabalah, Saudi Arabia 5,262 19.95 42.4

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh

The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh and is located in the center of the Arabian Peninsula. It is good to know, because some crossword puzzles asks, “What is the name of the capital of Saudi Arabia?” “Riyadh” is of course the correct answer. Translated from Arabic, the word means “the gardens”. Every fifth Saudi lives here. A long time ago there was a settlement here called Hajar, which was built at the confluence of several rivers because of the fertility of the landscape. But today the rivers have dried up for a long time and so only the name of the town bears witness to the former blossoming of the gardens with date palms and orchards.

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