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Saudi Arabia Population and Religion Percentage

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in Western Asia. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East and the second-largest country in the Arab world. 

According to the 2022 Saudia Census, the population of Saudi Arabia in 2022 is 32,175,224 (32 million). Saudi nationals represented approximately 18.8 million people making up 58.4% of the total population. Around 13.4 million or 41.6% of the population is Non-Saudi or from other countries.

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Saudi Arabia Location Map

Saudi Arabia2022 Population
Total Population36,408,820
Global Rank41
Share of World Pop.0.45%
Land Area 2,149,690 sq. km  (830,000 sq. mi)
Area Rank12
Pop. Density16 people/sq. km
Growth rate1.46%
Fertility Rate* of Saudi Arabia
2.34
Infant mortality rate ** in Saudi Arabia
5.3
Median Age in Saudi Arabia
31.8 years
Life Expectancy in Saudi Arabia
75.69 years
Urban Population of Saudi Arabia
84.0 %

Religion in Saudi Arabia

The official form of Islam is Sunni of the Hanbali school, in its Salafi version. As per the official statistics, 90% of Saudi Arabian citizens are Sunni Muslims, 10% are Shia.

More than 30% of the population is made up of foreign workers who are predominantly but not entirely Muslim. There are about 9 million foreign workers, many of whom are non-Muslim. About 1 million Christians, as well as Hindus and Buddhists—nearly all foreign workers, are in Saudi Arabia.

Religion percentage in Saudi Arabia

  • Islam – 100%
  • Others – <1%

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Top Cities in Saudi Arabia by Population
#CityRegionPopulation
1RiyadhRiyadh65,06,700
2JeddahMakkah39,76,400
3MeccaMakkah19,19,900
4MedinaMadinah12,71,800
5HofufAsh-Sharqiyyah11,36,900
6Ta’ifMakkah11,09,800
7DammamAsh-Sharqiyyah9,75,800
8BuraidahAl-Qassim6,58,600
9KhobarAsh-Sharqiyyah6,26,200
10TabukTabuk6,09,000
11QatifAsh-Sharqiyyah5,59,300
12Khamis Mushait‘Asir5,49,000
13Ha’ilHa’il4,41,900
14Hafar Al-BatinAsh-Sharqiyyah4,16,800
15JubailAsh-Sharqiyyah4,11,700
16KharjRiyadh4,04,100
17Abha‘Asir3,92,500
18NajranNajran3,52,900
19YanbuAl Madinah3,20,800
20Al QunfudhahMakkah3,04,400

Indian Population in Saudi Arabia

Indians make around 10 – 13 % of the Saudi Arabia population and are the largest community of expatriates in Saudi Arabia. The population of Indians in Saudi Arabia as of 2022 is 28 – 30 Lakhs

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