Saudi Arabia

Mamlaka al-‘Arabiya as-Sa‘udiya (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Key Historical Events. Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul Aziz ibn Abdur-Rahman al-Faisal Al Sa’ud, proclaimed King of the Hejaz on 8 Jan. 1926. By a treaty of 20 May 1927 the UK recognized the independence of Hejaz, Nejd, Asir and Al-Hasa, which became the State of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by decree of 23 Sept. 1932.


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Further Reading

  1. Azzam, H., Saudi Arabia: Economic Trends, Business Environment and Investment Opportunities. London, 1993Google Scholar
  2. Clements, F. A., Saudi Arabia. [Bibliographyl Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1988Google Scholar
  3. Holden, D. and Johns, R., The House of Saud. London and New York, 1981Google Scholar
  4. Kostiner, J., The Making of Saudi Arabia: from Chieftaincy to Monarchical State. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
  5. Peterson, J. E., Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia. Metuchen (NJ), 1994Google Scholar
  6. National statistical office: Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Department of Statistics, Riyadh.Google Scholar

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  • Brian Hunter

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