Saudi Arabia (officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) is a large country in the Middle East, surrounded by the Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and Persian Gulf. With a population of about 27 million and an area of over 2 million square km, it is the 47th most populous and 13th largest country in the world. It is bordered by Iraq and Jordan to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar and the UAE to the east, and Oman and Yemen to the south.

General Information
Official Name: 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Capitol: 
Riyadh
Population: 
30,624,000
Languages: 
Arabic
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
214,690
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1932
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$772.610 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$32,340 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
3.60 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.84
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
32.00
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Islamic Group
Arab Group
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
AfDB: African Development Bank
AFESD: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AMF: Arab Monetary Fund
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CAEU: Council of Arab Economic Unity
CP: Colombo Plan
G-20
GCC: Gulf Cooperation Council
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAS/AL: League of Arab States, aka Arab League
OAPEC: Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
OAS: Organization of American States
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
OPEC: Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
809 United Nations Plaza, 10th and 11th Floors
New York, NY 10017
(212) 557-1525
(212) 983-4895
saudi-mission@un.int

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