Country: Saudi Arabia
Riyadh City by the Numbers:
Population: 3.5 million
Average Summer Temperature: 45ºC / 114ºF
Average Winter Temperature: 15ºC / 59ºF
Annual Rainfall: 4 inches
Elevation: 612 meters / 2008 feet
Latitude: 24.6408, Longitude: 46.7729
Country Dialing Code: 966
Telephone area code: 1
Time zone: GMT +03:00
Electricity: 125/215 Volts AC, 50/60Hz
Ethnic Mix: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Major Industries: Crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, cement, steel-rolling mills, construction, fertilizers and plastics.
Religion: Sunni Muslims 85% and Shiite Muslims 15%. Other religions cannot be publicly practiced in Saudi Arabia as it is against the law.