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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passes away

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has passed away on Friday (23rd of January, 2015). Abdullah’s brother Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will be his successor and the new King of the World’s largest Oil exporter. Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as the new crown prince and his heir. Abdullah spent almost a decade on the throne. He came to the throne in 2005.

Knowledge is Wealth

  • Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area. 
  • Saudi Arabia is the only Arab Country to be part of G-20 Economies. 
  • Riyadh is its capital and Saudi Riyal is its currency. 
  • It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast