Saudi Arabia the third-largest Arab country spreads over an area of 2,149,690 square kilometres in the Middle East. It occupies the major part of the Arabian Peninsula. The kingdom is also known as The Land of the Two Holy Mosques as it includes Mecca and Medina, the two holy places of Islam.
The 13 provinces of Saudi Arabia are Riyadh province, Madinah province, Asir province, Tabuk province, Hail province, Northern borders province, Najran province, Jizan province, Jouf province, Quassim province, Al-baha province, Makkah province and Eastern province.
Major cities of Saudi Arabia are Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran, Tabuk, Yanbu and Mecca.
Deserts occupy 647,500 square kilometres of Saudi Arabia. One of the largest sand deserts in the world, The Rub' al Khali also known as Empty Quarter is in Saudi in Saudi Arabia. Other major deserts include Ad-Dahna Desert, An Nafud and Arabian Desert.
There is no permanent source of water in Saudi Arabia such as rivers or lakes.
The major mountains of Saudi Arabia includes Al-Manifa, Mount Arafat, Asir Mountains, Hijaz mountains, Jabal al-Dukhan, Jabal al-Lawz, Najd, Jabal al-Nour, Jabal Sawda, Jabal Thawr and Mount Uhud. Out of these, Jabal Sawda which is 3,133m is the highest point. Persian Gulf is the lowest point of the country.
Al Harrah, Harrat Khaybar, Al Wahbah crater, Hala-'l Badr, Harrat Ash Shamah, Harrat Kishb and Harrat Rahat are the major volcanoes in Saudi Arabia.
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