Saudi Arabia Geography

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Introduction

Saudi Arabia is a resourceful country. Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East bordering the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Extensive coastlines provide leverage on shipping, especially crude oil, through the Persian Gulf and Suez Canal. Neighboring countries include Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The geography of Saudi Arabia is primarily desert with rugged mountains in the southwest. The government system is a monarchy. The chief of state and head of government is the King and Prime Minister. Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy with strong government controls over major economic activities.

My research is talking about the geography of Saudi Arabia and about the background and history of the kingdom. I chose this topic because I found out that many people do not know the background and history of Saudi Arabia. I would like to give them more information about this topic and be able to answer all their question.

My objective is to examine the geography of Saudi Arabia because Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest producer and exporter of oil, and has one quarter of the world’s known oil reserves – more than 260 billion barrels. Most are located in the Eastern Province, including the largest onshore field in Ghawar and the largest offshore field at Safaniya in the Arabian Gulf.

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Based on article 1 and 2 (David 2006, Wayne 2007) they are talking about The Discovery of Oil and Political Evolution. Oil was discovered in 1936, and commercial production
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Saudi society has experienced tremendous development over the past several decades. The Saudi people have taken their values and traditions – their customs, hospitality and even their style of dress – and adapted them to the modern

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