Introduction

Welcome to the SAMIRAD Profile of Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is of crucial importance for several reasons.

First and foremost, it was the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and is the location of Islam's two holiest cities, Makkah and Madinah.

Secondly, Saudi Arabia is a major player on the political scene. All its policies are based on the search for justice and stability and it has used its good offices on many occasions, at both regional and international level, to resolve some of the world's most intractable problems.

Economically, Saudi Arabia is a giant in its region and, with 25% of the world's proven oil reserves, is likely to become even more important in future.

The purpose of this section of the website is to provide visitors with answers to any questions they may have about the history, development, government and economy of the Kingdom. There are two thousand pages of information. Use the Table of Contents, the Index and the many hotlinks to navigate the site.

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Profile of Saudi Arabia

The Country Profile contains thousands of pages of information on every aspect of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including its geography, history and development (political, economic and social).