Saudi Arabia Capital City: Riyadh

Other Important Cities: Jidda, Mecca, Medina, Ad-Dammam, Dhahran, and Hofuf

Money: The Saudi riyal

National Language: Arabic

National Holiday: Unification Day on September 23 (1932)

National Flag: A green flag with a white sword and white Arabic writing. In English, the words mean “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet.”

Head ofState and Government: The king of Saudi Arabia

Famous People:

Sami Al-Jaber: athlete

Rajaa Al-Sanea: novelist

Faisal: king of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975

Ibn Saud: founder of modern-day Saudi Arabia, king of Saudi Arabia from 1932 to 1953

Khalid: king of Saudi Arabia from 1975 to 1982

Talal Maddah: musician Muhammad: founder of Islam Abdelrahman Munif: novelist Nimah Nawwab: poet

National Song: “Long Live the King” (or “Aash Al Maleek”). It became Saudi Arabia’s national song in 1950.

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