Saudi Arabia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 3,121,336
1960 4,072,110
1970 5,802,967
1980 9,843,265
1990 16,206,078
2000 20,144,584
2010 27,258,387
2020 32,340,938
2025 34,206,840
2050 40,387,657
2075 40,367,254
2100 37,195,488
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Capital Riyadh
Region Western Asia
ISO code SA
Statistical agency Central Department of Statistics & Information


Administrative units

administrative unitsnative namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
1992-09-27
census
population
2004-09-15
census
population
2010-04-28
census
Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyahالحدود الشماليةAr'ar [عرعر]111,797229,060279,971320,524
Al-BahaﺔﺣﺎﺒﻟﺍAl-Baha [الباحه]9,921332,157377,900411,888
Al-JoufالجوفSakaka [سكاآا]100,212268,228361,738440,009
Al-Madinah Al-Monawarahالمدينة المنورةMadinah (HC) [المدينة]151,9901,084,9471,512,7241,777,933
Al-QaseemالقصيمBuraydah [بريدة]58,046750,9791,015,9721,215,858
Al-RiyadhالرياضAl-Riyadh [الرياض]404,2403,834,9865,458,2736,777,146
AseerعسيرAbha [أبها]76,6931,340,1681,687,9391,913,392
Ash SharqiyahالشرقيةAd Dammam [الدمام]672,5222,575,8203,360,0314,105,780
Ha'ilحائلHa'il [حائل]103,887411,284526,882597,144
JazanجازانJazan [جازان]11,671865,9611,187,5871,365,110
Makkah Al-Mokarramahمكة المكرمةMakkah (HC) [مكة]153,1284,467,6705,797,1846,915,006
NajranنجرانNajran [نجران]149,511300,994420,345505,652
TaboukتبوكTabouk [تبوك]146,072486,134691,716791,535
total  2,149,69016,948,38822,678,26227,136,977
source: Central Department of Statistics & Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
note: 2010 (or 1431 in local count) data refers to preliminary results.
note: HC = Holy City.
note: 1974 AD converts to 1393/94 AH and 1992 AD converts to 1412/13 AH (local year count).
note: Northern Borders = Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah [Al Hodoud ash Shamaliyah]; Eastern Region = Ash Sharqiyah.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
2004-09-15
census
Riyadhالرياض4,087,152
Jeddahجدة2,801,481
Makkahمكة1,294,106
Al Madinahالمدينة918,889
Dammamالدمام744,321
At Taifالطائف521,273
source: The Saudi Arabia Information Source; these 2004 census numbers are preliminary.