It ranks thirteen in the list of the largest countries in the world. Saudi Arabia is a large desert country. It spans 830,000 square miles. Trailing behind Algeria, it takes second place as the largest desert country within the Arab world. Bordered by the Persian Gulf and the Pink Sea,
A large mass of dry land covers ninety-five per cent of this large desert country. Consisting of large desert areas, only less than two per cent of this land can be cultivated. Nonetheless, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea surround the entire desert country. They support the easy transportation of goods in and out of the country. Arab merchants can easily transport petroleum to its neighbouring countries.
The large desert country of Saudi Arabia is known as the leading provider crude oil and petroleum. While most countries rely on rivers as essential sources of livelihood, Saudia Arabia’s economy depends on the production of these gases.
Saudi Arabia’s huge oil production gives such a large desert country a strong grip in the world market. They are the leading exporters of petroleum in the world. They play a major role in the OPEC.
Countries without rivers are desert countries. They often experience arid climates. They get little to no rainfall throughout the entire year. Saudi Arabia is the largest country without a river. Dust and sand storms are frequent in this large desert country. According to the CIA World Fact Book, this large desert country houses an estimated population of more than 33 million since 2017. Immigrants make up thirty-seven per cent of such population.
Wadi is an Arabic term which means valley. Many countries without rivers use this valley as temporary channels of water. The government of Saudi Arabia, however, has facilities that can remove the salt from seawater. It provides them with a good supply of drinking water.