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General Information About KSA

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General Information About KSA

Post by Nimmi on 31st August 2010, 6:40 pm


Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia





National Flag of Saudi Arabia




Saudi Arabian Flag Description:
The flag of Saudi Arabia consists of a green base with white Arabic text called the Sahada written on the center of it. Below the text is a white sword pointing towards the left.



Saudi Arabian Flag Meaning:

Green is a traditional Islamic color which is linked to the prophet Mohammad who founded Islam and to the Fatimid dynasty. The white text, called the Shahada, is the Muslim Statement of Faith. It translates in English to "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is the Prophet of Allah." The sword is a symbol of justice and represents Abdul Aziz ibn Saud who was the first Saudi King.

Saudi Arabian Flag History:

The current Saudi Arabian flag was adopted on March 15, 1973. The white sword was added to the flag in 1906 and there have been a few slight modifications to the flag, the latest being in 1973.

Interesting Saudi Arabian Flag Facts:

Arabic text reads from the right to the left.
The Saudi Arabian national flag is only allowed for official purpose. The country's citizens are supposed to fly a plain green flag with a golden palm tree over two crossed swords in the upper right corner.

Official Name:



Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Political System: Monarchy
• The King and the Prime Minister: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdu Aziz Al-Saud.

System of Governance:

System of governance of the Kingdom is stipulated in articles "7" and "8" of the Basic Law of Governance as follows:
Article "7" states that the ruling system of Saudi Arabia derives its authority from the Holy Quran and Prophet Tradition (Sunnah). These two sources govern all the laws in the country.
Article "8" state that ruling in the Kingdom is based on justice, shura (Consultation) and equality as per the principles of Islamic Sharia.

Location:

The Kingdom is located in the far southwestern part of the Asian continent bordered from the west by the Red Sea, from the east by the Arabian Gulf, Qatar and UAE, from the north by Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan and form the south by Yemen and Sultanate of Oman.

Capital: Riyadh.

• Area: The area of the Kingdom is about 2,000,000 square kilometers.
• Climate: Dry and Hot in Summer, Cold in Winter.
• Official Language: Official language is Arabic while English is also used in some commercial correspondence.


Main Cities:

Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah and Taif.
• Administrative Division: The Kingdom is divided into 13 administrative regions each of which consists of various provinces. There are 43 provinces of category "A" and 61 provinces of category "B".




Business Hours:

a. Government offices: 7:30 am to 14:30 pm , In Ramadan from 10:00 am to 15:00 pm
b. Banks: 9:30 am to 16:30 pm, In Ramadan from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm
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c. Private sector: Work hours vary according to business and place. However, during the month of Ramadan most firms work in the evening.

Official Holidays:

Beside the weekend (Thursday and Friday) there are two Eid Holidays and the National Day:
Eid Al Fitr: from 25th Ramandan to 5th Shawwal.
Eid Al Adha: from 5th Dhul Hajja to 15th Dhul Hajja.
National Day: 23rd September (official holiday).
All government departments are closed for these holidays while in the private sector it varies from business to business.


Time: GMT +3 hours.

• Currency: The basic currency is the Saudi Riyal divided into 100 halalas and is equal to $ 3.75 riyals.
• Measurements and Weights: The Kingdom uses the metric measurement system and the kilogram for weights.
• Electricity: Both 110 and 220 volts power lines are available plus 330 volts for industrial purposes.
• International Call Code: +966. The major area codes are: Riyadh (1), Jeddah (2) and Dammam (3).



Public Utilities:


Electricity:
1- Industrial: $0.033 for all consumption tranches.
2- Agricultural: Price of kw/month varies from $ 0.013 to $0.032 according to consumption tranches.
3- Commercial and Residential: Price of kw/month varies from $ 0.013 to $ 0.070 according to consumption tranches.



Water: Price of cubic meter varies from $ 0.03 to $ 1.60 per cubic meter according to consumption tranches.


Fuel:
Gasoline (91): $ 0.16 per liter.
Gasoline (95): $ 0.20 per liter.
Kerosene: $ 0.17 per liter.
Diesel: $ 0.067 per liter.
Gas: $ 0.75 per million units.



• Labor Market
a. Total labor force 8.02 million.
Saudis 47%
Non-Saudis 53%



b. Total labor force in the public sector 899,7 Thousand
Saudis 92.7%
Non-Saudis 8%




c. Total labor force in the private sector 6.2 million
Saudis 13.3%
Non-Saudis 86.7%


Employment distribution by sector :

Construction and transportation 40%
Wholesale and Retil trade 23%
Social Services 11%
Manufacturing 11%
Other sectors 15%

Labor wage :

average male wage in the private sector is 358 $
average female wage in the private sector is 502$

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Post by Haya on 1st September 2010, 12:49 pm

Aaahaan! gr8 info AK!
thanks!!!!
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Post by Nimmi on 5th September 2010, 12:57 pm

Thanks for liking haya...
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Post by midnite angel on 7th September 2010, 8:26 pm

marvelous sharing
love the infoo............!!!!!!
and i love ksa......
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Post by Nimmi on 8th September 2010, 3:34 pm

Thank you all..
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your welcome bro.....
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Post by haya butt on 14th September 2010, 1:37 pm

GOOD INFO FOR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
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Post by Emraan on 18th September 2010, 9:14 pm

Thanks A.K

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