The population of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's population is over 29 million people.
- Arab (Saudi Arabs, Bedouins);
- other people (people from Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Europe, Egypt).
Most of the country's population is concentrated in cities and oases, and the Bedouin - in the eastern and northern regions of Saudi Arabia.
On 1 square kilometer 12 people. But some cities and oases populated very densely (1 sq km is home to 1,000 people). So, the most densely populated areas are adjacent to the coasts of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and some small populated areas where there are no permanent settled population (Dahna desert, Rub 'al Khali, Nefud).
The official language is Arabic, but in Saudi Arabia say more in English, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Urdu and others.
Big cities: Riyadh, Medina, Mecca, Jeddah, Dammam, Tabuk, Taif.
The overwhelming majority of Saudis are Muslims (Sunni, Shiite), the other - Catholicism.
On average, residents of Saudi Arabia live up to 68 years.
Pretty good performance due to the fact thatState budget allocates sufficient funds for health (8%). Health care in the country is at a high level: large administrative districts, as well as the capital can boast of clinics, which are considered the best in the Middle East (highly skilled and highly specialized equipment used work here).
It should be noted that the provision of health careService is free of charge not only for locals but also for pilgrims. In public hospitals medical services are provided within the framework of the insurance system. With regard to recourse to private doctors, their services are not free (they only accept cash).
Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of Saudi Arabia
Families in Saudi Arabia - large, since the representatives of different generations live under one roof, or at least in one locality.
Despite the fact that today's families are getting smaller by the number of cohabiting, local social relations are inextricably linked to such concepts as race and clan.
The family members and good friends greet each other with hugs and kisses on both cheeks. With regard to unfamiliar people, the country has made them welcome European hands.
If you are thinking in Saudi Arabia, please note that there is better not to put on shorts and short skirts - then welcome modest clothing.