Saudi Arabia has a total area of 2.15 million square kilometers. With a total population of 28.08 million (data.worldbank.org, 2012), Saudi Arabia is inhabited by Arabs and 8.5 million foreigners. The official language is Arabic; English is spoken in business circles. Its capital city is Riyadh w6ith a population of 4.725 million. Other major cities include Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and Ad Dammam.
The World Bank classifies the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a high income nonOECD economy. In 2011, the nominal GDP is reported at $576.8 billion. It is an oli-based economy with strong government controls over major economic