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Saudi Arabia

Sandy desert

Ar-Rub-al-Chali is the largest sandy desert on Earth, located in the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, mainly in Saudi Arabia. It covers an area of 225,000 square miles, its substrate is Cretaceous and Tertiary limestone covered with Quaternary sands and dunes. 1)

Sweet crude oil

Sweet crude oil is defined as crude oil with a small number of sulfur compounds. It fetches the highest prices because it is the easiest (and cheapest) to process and transport further. In the 19th century, oil prospectors tested the quality of crude oil organoleptically by tasting it. Oil with a low sulfur content is actually slightly sweet. 2)

Coat of Arms

The emblem of Saudi Arabia depicts a green palm tree with two crossed oriental sabers below it. The color green is the symbol of Islam. All this reflects life in the desert, defended with all zeal. The emblem was adopted in 1950. 3)

Jeddah lighthouse

The Port of Jeddah is the “gateway” through which pilgrims arrive at Mecca and Medina. The lighthouse built-in 1990 in the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia is considered the tallest structure of its kind in the world. The tower with a steel and concrete structure is 436 ft high. At the top of “Jeddah Light,” there is an observation point with a balcony. The lighthouse broadcasts a flash every 20 seconds. 4)

Voting rights for women

Women in Saudi Arabia were able to vote independently for the first time in the December 12, 2015 elections. Countries, where women have no or very limited voting rights, remain in 2016. Brunei and Lebanon. 5)

saudi_arabia.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/06 05:24 by aga