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History
The Saudi Arabian state was first established in the central region of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 18th century.

Facts & Figures
Brief introductions to various aspects of Saudi Arabia, including information on traditional business hours, holidays, currency and the national flag.
The Embassy and Travel
Visa Information
Requirements and forms for obtaining visas, as well as information on services for Saudi nationals.


Traveler’s Information
The place to start if considering travel to Saudi Arabia.


Map of Provinces & Governors
Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces, each with a capital city and governor.


Hajj
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and the most significant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity. 
Multimedia
 

Several multimedia programs are available that may help you better understand the country of Saudi Arabia, our culture and our people. We offer these programs in the following groupings:
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Important Issues to
Saudi Arabia
Over recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been confronted with what many consider its greatest challenge: achieving modernity without surrendering its heritage, faith, or culture. Seventy-five years ago, Saudi Arabia did not exist; today, it is a nation marked by sophisticated political, legal, and financial systems, with a culture rich in history and deep in faith.
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Media 
Newspapers, magazines, wires, radio, television
Islam 
Islamic affairs, Hajj news, Islam-related sites
Government
Ministries, embassies, offices in Saudi Arabia
Education
Universities, academies, schools, research centers
Commerce 
Companies, councils
Banking 
Islamic banks, Saudi banks
Society 
Foundations, charities, clubs, federations
United States 
Institutes, councils, government departments
Cities 
Riyadh
Sports 
Soccer, squash

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