Saudi Arabia Government

Country Name Saudi Arabia
Full Country Name Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Local - Long Al Mamlakah al Arabiyah as Suudiyah
Local - Short Al Arabiyah as Suudiyah
Government Type absolute monarchy
Capital Name Riyadh
Capital - geographic coordinate 24 39 N, 46 42 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence 23 September 1932 (unification of the kingdom)
National Holiday Unification of the Kingdom, 23 September (1932)
Constitution 1 March 1992 - Basic Law of Government, issued by royal decree, serves as the constitutional framework and is based on the Qur'an and the life and tradition of the Prophet Muhammad
Legal System Islamic (sharia) legal system with some elements of Egyptian, French, and customary law; note - several secular codes have been introduced; commercial disputes handled by special committees
Suffrage 21 years of age; male; male and female for municipal elections

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