Saudi Arabia sees 333% population boom over 34 years

May 25, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Val Allen for this first article.

The population of Saudi Arabia has more than tripled over the past 34 years, the Al-Hayat daily said on Sunday, quoting a report issued by the country’s state statistics department.

The report showed the pace of population growth in Saudi Arabia was one of the highest in the world. The country’s population has risen by 333% in the period of 1975-2009, from some 7 million to around 25 million, of which some 18 million are Saudi citizens and other 7 million are foreigner workers. About 70% of Saudi residents (13.3 million) are under 34 years of age, the report said.

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