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Saudi Arabia Politics and Law

Saudi Arabia Politics and Law

Politics Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy with no elected parliament; a written constitution does not exist. On March 1, 1992, three reform decrees were published, of which the “Basic Law of Government” bears the basic features of a constitution (eg fixing of individual property and freedom rights, regulation of the succession to the throne). Further foundations of the state are the Koran and the Sunna. Islam is the state religion. Head of state, supreme holder of the executive and…

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Saudi Arabia Guide

Saudi Arabia Guide

Saudi Arabia – country information Country name Saudi Arabia Official name Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Capital Riyadh Continent Asia Area 2,149,690 km2 Population 29,994,272 (2013) Foundation of a state 23/09/1932 The highest mountains Jabal Sauda 3133 m State system absolute theocratic monarchy The biggest cities Jeddah 2,250,000, Riyadh (Capital) 2,100,000, Mecca 950,000 Official language Arabic Ethnicity/National Composition Saudi Arabs 81%, Yemenis 9.5%, other Arabs 4.5%, other 5% Religious affiliation Muslims (mostly Wahhabi Sunnis) 99%, Christians and others 1% Currency 1…

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