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‏Ushaiqer heritage village, Saudi Arabia
‏Ushaiqer heritage village, Saudi Arabia

‏Ushaiqer Heritage Village

Hidden in the heart of the Najd, an oasis-dotted region 200km northwest of Riyadh, Ushaiger Heritage Village provides a glimpse of a slow-paced Saudi society of old.
Photo by Abdulrhman Alkhnaifer

SAUDI ARABIA

Middle East

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia flagMiddle East

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    Capital:Riyadh

    Location:Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen

    Currency:Saudi riyals (SAR)

    Area:2,149,690 sq km

    Population:34,783,757 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Arabic (official)

    Religion:Muslim (official; citizens are 85-90% Sunni and 10-15% Shia), other (includes Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh) (2012 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+3

    Tel Code:+966

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