Capital: Riyadh

Population: 30,067,500 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Official Language: Arabic

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Afro-Asian, and others

Largest Cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

Ramadan Begins (June 7)

Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7-13)

Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13-16)

Saudi National Day (September 23)

Muharram (Islamic New Year) (October 3)

The Prophet’s Birthday (December 12)

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