Saudi Arabia Population distribution

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Population distribution: historically a population that was mostly nomadic or semi-nomadic, the Saudi population has become more settled since petroleum was discovered in the 1930s; most of the economic activities - and with it the country's population - is concentrated in a wide area across the middle of the peninsula, from Ad Dammam in the east, through Riyadh in the interior, to Mecca-Medina in the west near the Red Sea

Definition: This entry provides a summary description of the population dispersion within a country. While it may suggest population density, it does not provide density figures.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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