|Key: ||6340 |
|Issued: ||1330 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|Area - 2,149,690 sq.km; Population - 22,757,000; Capital - Riyadh
A Kingdom in the Arabian Peninsula, comprising four fifths of its territory. One
of the richest oil-producing states.
The kingdom was created in 1932 by merging the territories of HEJAZ and NEJD.
Hejaz freed itself from the Ottoman rule in 1916 and in 1925 was invaded by
Sultan Ibn Saud of Nejd, who united both territories in 1926 and proclaimed
himself king of Nejd and Hejaz in 1927. The name Saudi Arabia was adopted in
1934. UPU membership since June 1st, 1934 as Saudi Arabia. Annual output about 25.
|ROYAUME DE L'ARABIE SOUDITE|
ROYAUME DE L'ARABIE SAOUDITE
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Arabic script value in H
|SAUDI ARABIA (K.S.A.)|
Postage Due Stamps
|110 Guerche = 1 Sovereign
440 Guerche = 1 Sovereign (1952)
20 Piasters = 1 Riyal (1960)
100 Halalas = 1 Riyal (1976)