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Rawad Saudi Arabia

  1. 1. By Rawad
  2. 2. Introduction The country I am studying is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s capital is Riyadh. Their language is Arabic. Their location is in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is in Asia. Their boarders are Yemen, Oman, Iraq, Qatar, U.A.E and Kuwait.
  3. 3. History In ancient time the kingdom on peninsula controlled trade routes between African Asia. Humans have lived near the coasts of the Arabian peninsula for thousands. Until 1932 Saudi Arabia used to be called Arabia. Saudi Arabia came into existence in the 18 th centuary around 1750. It is known as the place where Islam religion started. Most Saudis are Arabs, the rest have origins from Iran, India, Indonesia and many other Islamic countries. King Abd Al Aziz, Ibn Saud is the one who started the stared the state of Saudi Arabia.
  4. 4. Geography Here are some major bodies of water of Saudi Arabia . Half Moon Bay: An area of recreation for many people. Also know for fishing. Subkhat Matti: A dry lake which is between Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. Sabka in the word Sabkhat means “salt flat”. Here are some major landforms. I picked 3 deserts from Saudi Arabia for this ad dahna which is 800 miles, An Nafud 40,000 square miles, Rub al Khali 250,000 square miles. Here is 1 major landmark: There is a fountain in Saudi Arabia called ‘King Fountain”. In the city Jeddah.
  5. 5. Geography Here are some major cities of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Taif, Makkah, Jeddah, Dammam and Jouf. ;
  6. 6. Culture Clothing Men and boys wear white thobes during hot weathers, where as in cold weather they wear wool thobes with dark colors. Sometimes men put a bisht or mishlah over their thobes. The mishlah or bisht usually are black, brown or white robes with gold designs. Men can wear a gutra and igal on their heads. As for the women they should wear a abaya in public cover their hair with a scarf and cover their face with a veil. Music The music of Saudi Arabia differs from one area to another. Music was brought from around the world. They have the music of Al-Sihba which is poetry and songs. They also have the sword dance called Ardha.
  7. 7. Culture Food Holidays The people of Saudi Arabia mostly eat rice, chicken, lamb, wheat and dates. Their famous plate is Kabsa. There are 3 important holidays in Saudi Arabia. The 3 of them are religious they have profits birthday which is 1day, Eid al Fitr which is 7 days and the Eid al adha which is 10 days.
  8. 8. Interesting Facts Population: The current population of Saudi Arabia is about 29.196 million people. The Saudi Arabian population is now more than U.A.E.. But is still less than Iraq. The population density of Saudi Arabia is about 31 people per square mile. Story Behind The Flag: Saudi Arabia chose green to honor prophet Muhhamad’s favorite color. The white on it is the Muslim statement of faith. The sword represents Abd Al Aziz.
  9. 9. Interesting Facts One strange law is that you are not allowed to wear shorts in public. Another one is women are not allowed to drive a car. The women are not even allowed to vote but in 2015 they will start allowing them. There is no minimum age of marriage.
  10. 10. Interesting facts Travel Tips: The best time to visit Saudi Arabia is in April and May. Another good time to visit is in October when the temperatures are fine and the nights are cool. December and March the day temperatures are fine but can be cold in the night in mountains.
  11. 11. Conclusion I liked the country because I learned a lot. I want to go there because I want I want to learn more about this country and see how hot is.
  12. 12. Bibliography 1. Saudi Arabia Britannica Student Encyclopedia Volume 12 p 43 2007 2. Saudi Arabia Wendy Fazio 1999. 3. Saudi Arabia Kathleen W. Deady 2005 4. www.wikimedia.com

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