Hey guys! Welcome to Humor Nation. Saudi Arabia, it’s a country that has quite a bit of controversy Surrounding it and in the West it may not have the greatest reputation. But no matter how much you think you know about this place? There’s a lot of things that you didn’t know so in this article we will be taking a look at 10 unbelievable facts regarding Saudi Arabia.
So Let’s Take A Look At 10 Unbelievable And Surprising Facts About Saudi Arabia!
10. Four Names Of Saudi Arabia
There are four name that you can actually call the country. The conventional long form name of Saudi Arabia is ‘Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’, the conventional short Form is simply Saudi Arabia, the local long form is ‘Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Saudiyah’, the local short form is ‘Al Arabiyah as Saudiyah’.
9. They Don’t Have A River
You guys know that Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river. The broad coastlines on the Persian gulf and the Red Sea provide an incredible facility for transportation such as shipping Crude oil through the route of Suez Canal and Persian Gulf.
8. The Man Who Founded Saudi Arabia
The Modern Saudi State was founded in 1932 by a man named Abdulaziz Bin Abdul Rahman after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula. One of his male descendants rules the country today as required by the Country’s 1992 basic law.
7. Princes Of Saudi Arabia
Now in Regards to princes of Saudi Arabia, there’s over 7000 Saudi Arabian Princes alive today. And the estimate that the royal family is up to 30,000 people. Each of the princes in Saudi Arabia get top priority when it comes to getting jobs and professional opportunities. They also must be hired before a nonprints could get a job.
6. Birthplace Of Islam
In regards to religion Saudi Arabia is actually the birthplace of Islam. As well as it’s the home to Islam to holiest Shrine in Mecca and Medina. That’s why the king of Saudi Arabia’s official title is actually the custodian of the two holy mosques and as a matter of fact Non-Muslims are prohibited to set foot on these two places.
5. The Islamic Law
The Islamic Law is also the law of the land which means judges give punishments based on their Interpretation of the Quran. As well as all judges in Saudi Arabia are handpicked by the king.
4. You Cannot Take Pictures Of People
In regards to Tradition, the people of Saudi Arabia have great respect for privacy. So you never ever film a woman in public as well as you can take photos of males, but you got to get their permission first.
3. Women In Saudi Arabia
Women in Saudi Arabia cannot own property, leave the house, sign Legal documents or attend any classes without the permission of a male guardian like her husband, father, brother or son. Also on top of that in court a woman’s testimony is Considered fifty percent less trustworthy than a male testimony.
2. Tallest Building
The title for the world’s tallest Building is always a title that some country wants to have but in that title will belong to the ‘Kingdom Tower’ which is a centerpiece of a new city being built in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom Tower is set to be the first building to ever reach more than a Kilometer which is about three thousand two hundred and eighty feet into the air and it will include a hotel, observatory, office space as well as have apartment for people that want to take a look at the view from so high up.
1. Water Problems
Saudi Arabia has an average summer temperature of a hundred and thirteen degrees Fahrenheit. Now for the past several decades they have been using water from an Aquifer which is an underground body of rock that has been saturated with water Aquifers are great sources of water, but the problem with them is that they refill slowly and what started out as a viable water supply stores has now depleted so much so that only twenty percent of it is left. Also Saudi Arabia desalinate more water than any other country in the world.