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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

Middle East

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Key facts

Capital: Riyadh

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

Government: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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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