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Introduction to Arabia

Where is Arabia?

The word Arabia is synonymous with the Arabian Peninsula, which is situated southwest Asia between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Politically, it includes Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. Arabia has an estimated one third of the world’s oil reserves.

Country

Area (sq. km)

(approx.)

Population (approx.)

% Expatriates

Saudi Arabia

2,000,000

30,800,000

32.7

Yemen

530,000

23,000,000

NA

Oman

213,000

4,300,000

45.4

UAE

83,000

8.500,000

88.5

Kuwait

18,000

4,300,000

69.4

Qatar

11,500

2,400,000

89.1

Bahrain

665

1,350,000

52.0

Total

2,856,165

74,650,000

Source (http://gulfmigration.org/gcc-total-population-percentage-nationals-foreign-nationals-gcc-countries-national-statistics-2010-2016-numbers/

 

 

 


								
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