A Very Must Know Saudi Arabia facts, figures You want to know
we are not taking a closer look at specifically demographic economic and cultural facts and figures of Saudi Arabia that drive their economy of oil-rich kingdom. But, these are cool facts you might want to know.
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Saudi Arabia, A Country With No Rivers
Being known as desert country Saudi Arabia is had no permanent lake, rivers or none any large bodies of water. This is damn interesting fact
The kingdom tower Of Riyadh 2017
The Saudi Mile-High-Tower: The Kingdom Tower is also known as Jiddah Tower or Jeddah Tower. Saudi Arabia is erecting the world’s tallest building in Riyadh, which would be 1 kilometer tall, the Kingdom Tower construction cost expected to $1.23 billion.It has 59 elevator and 12 escalators and contains almost 80,000 tons of steel. After completion, the Kingdom Tower would be the home of world’s highest observatory. The building is expected to completed in 2018.
s of April 2013, there are estimated to be 9 million foreigner workers in Saudi Arabia. Figures estimated that in Saudi Arabia 60% of the labor force jobs in Saudi Arabia are foreigners. The government has faced criticism from legal source for treatment of these works. But, Saudi Arabia is taking steps on implementing new labor law.
“Saudi nationals continue to work largely in the public sector with little incentive to join the private sector or to improve productivity,” writes HSBC’s Razan Nasser.
Saudi Arabia military strength & Power
Saudi Arabia’s annual military expenditure is 10.4% of its GDP, or $80 billion comparing to the United States which spend around 3.5%. With no shortage of money, the facts is no doubt Saudi Arabia military is one of the best-funded militaries in the Middle East. The Saudi Armed.Forces strength consists about 440,000 active personnel, with strength figure of 225,000 army troops. The Saudi Arabia has more than 100,000 people in the national guard. The Saudi Armed Forces are headed by the king and with the title of Commander in-Chief. Currently, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is heading the institution.
|Service branches|| Arabian Army|
Royal Air Forces
Royal Air Defense
Royal Strategic Forces
|Gen. Abdul Rahman Al Banyan|
|Crown Prince Mohammad Al Saud|
|Gen. Prince Mutaib Al Saud|
|Reserve personnel||325,000 incl: SANG|
|Active personnel||478,000 incl: MODA|
|Military budget:||63,7 billion $|
|Percent of GDP:||10%|
|Population:||30 770 375|
|Area:||2 149 690 km2|
|Nuclear weapons:||0 warheads|
|Active personnel:||230 000|
|Available for military:||8 240 714|
|Tanks:||×See current equipment|
|Armoured fighting vehicles:|
Alwaleed Bin Talal: The Richest Man in Saudi Arabia
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal also know as Middle East Warren Buffet is a Saudi investor, business magnate and richest man in Saudi Arabia with the estimated wealth of $26.1 billion.
He is the member of the Saudi royal family. Alwaleed is a 95-percent owner of Kingdom holding company and he is also the founder and chief executive officer. In 2008, Time magazine listed Alwaleed as top 100 influential person in the world. In 2015, he announced that to give all his wealth to unknown charity.
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