The Fact File

The Flag of Saudi Arabia

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  • The Saudi Arabian flag that was officially adopted on March 15, 1973 is a green flag with Arabic inscriptions in white and a sword. The inscriptions on the flag (whose script is in Thuluth) is the shahaadah (Islamic declaration of faith) which reads: “laa ilaaha illallah muhemmadun rasoolullaah” meaning “There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Mohammad (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah”. The sword on the flag symbolizes the victories of Ibn Saud.

The Emblem of Saudi Arabia

 

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  • The Saudi Arabian Official Emblem is a date palm, representing vitality and growth, and two crossed swords, symbolizing justice and strength. The emblem was adopted in 1950. The golden colored emblem appears on the flag of Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia.

The Lyrics of National Anthem (Arabic)

  • سارعي
    للمجد والعلياء
    مجدي لخالق السماء
    وارفعي الخفاق أخضر
    يحمل النور المسطر
    رددي الله أكبر
    يا موطني
    موطني
    قد عشت فخر المسلمين
    عاش المليك
    للعلم
    والوطن
  • Listen to the National Anthem
  • Transliteration

    Sarai
    Lilmajdi Walalya
    Majedi Li Khaliqi ssama
    Warfai alKhaffaqa Akhlar
    Yahmilu nnooral musattar
    Raddidi Allahu Akbar
    Yaa mawtini,
    Mawtinee
    Qad Isht Fakhr Al Muslimeen
    Aash Al Maleek
    Lil alam
    Wal watan.

  • Meaning of National Anthem

    Hasten to glory and supremacy!
    Glorify the Creator of the heavens
    And raise the green, fluttering flag,
    Carrying the emblem of Light!
    Repeat: God is greatest!
    O my country,
    My country, may you always live,
    The glory of all Muslims!
    Long live the King,
    For the flag and the homeland!

Saudi Arabia: Information in Brief

  • GovernmentSovereign State
  • Capital : Riyadh
  • Religion : Islam
  • CurrencySaudi Riyal (SAR). US$1 = SR.3.75 (1 Riyal = 100 halalahs)
  • Language : Arabic (English widely spoken)
  • First King of KSAAbdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud
  • Head of the State (King) King Salman bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud
  • Crown Prince : Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud
  • Highest Point : Jabal Soodah (3207 m / 10,522 ft)
  • Population : 30.8 million (20.7 million Saudis; 10.1 million foreigners) – 2014 census
  • Physical FeaturesDeserts, Plateaus and Mountains
  • Coastline2,640 km
  • Airports213 (as of 2007). 77 with paved runways and 136 with unpaved runways
  • Railways : 1,392 km (as of 2006)
  • Roadways : 221,372 km (as of 2006)
  • Provinces : Thirteen (13)
  • National Day : September 23, commemorating the foundation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932
  • National Animals : Camel, Arabian horse, Arabian Wolf & Arabian Red Fox
  • Nationalityn. Saudi(s) adj. Saudi or Saudi Arabian
  • HolidaysEid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adh’ha & National Day
  • Summer Vacation for Schools : July, August & September
  • Time : GMT+3
  • Official Weekends : Friday & Saturday
  • Country Code : +966

Websites on Saudi Arabia

www.saudi.gov.sa:Saudi Government Portal
www.mofa.gov.sa:Ministry of Foreign Affairs
www.moi.gov.sa:Ministry of Interior
www.redyellow.com.sa:Nitaqat Assistance for Expatriates
www.saudinf.com:Ministry of Information
www.hajinformation.com:Ministry of Hajj
www.sct.gov.sa:Supreme Comm. for Tourism
www.saudirailways.org:Transportation
www.riyadh-metro.com:Transportation
www.saptco.com.sa:Transportation
www.saudiairlines.com:Transportation
www.kaust.edu.sa:King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah
www.pnu.edu.sa:Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh
www.kau.edu.sa:King Abdulaziz University
www.uqu.edu.sa:Umm al-Qura University, Makkah
www.kku.edu.sa:King Khalid University
www.imamu.edu.sa:Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University
www.iu.edu.sa:Islamic University of Madinah
www.taibahu.edu.sa:Taibah University, Madinah
www.ut.edu.sa:University of Tabuk
www.ksu.edu.sa:King Saud University
www.kfupm.edu.sa:King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
www.kfu.edu.sa:King Faisal University
www.qu.edu.sa:Qassim University
www.uod.edu.sa:University of Dammam
www.arabnews.com:Daily
www.saudigazette.com.sa:Daily
www.pme.gov.sa:Meteorology and Environment
www.sgs.org.sa:Geology
www.ncwcd.gov.sa:Wildlife Conservation
www.swc.gov.sa:Saudi Wildlife Commission
www.spa.gov.sa:Saudi Press Agency