State of Kuwait is located in the Middle East of the Asian Continent, with a population of 2,646,314, making it the 140th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Kuwait City with a total population of 151,060. The country
encompasses 17,820 square kilometers making it the 156th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Iraq,
Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf.

Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Heir Apparent Crown Prince
Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. Prime
Minister J
abir Al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with 1st Deputy Prime
Minister A
hmad al-Hamud al-Jabir al-Sabah and Deputy Prime Ministers Ahmad Al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah and Sabah Al-
halid al-Hamad al-Sabah, achieves that status through appointment by the Amir and holds that position at the pleasure of
the Amir. Its form of government is a Constitutional Heredity Emirate and they celebrate the creation of their constitution
on 11 November 1962.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Arabic and English. It counts among its major religions Muslim,
Christian, Hindu, Parsi and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 6 AM, 11 FM, 1 Short Wave and 130
Television stations.

Major geographical features are unnamed location near Al Salemy, its highest point at 306 meters and the Persian Gulf, its
lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Persian Gulf, which measures 499 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum, petrochemicals, cement,
shipbuilding and repair, desalination, food processing and construction materials. Its official currency is Kuwaiti Dinar.

Here’s something you may not know about Kuwait. If you have an Israeli visa stamp on your passport you’re denied entry
into Kuwait, no matter where you’re from.
Ash Shuaybah port
Buboyan Island-
Kuwait's easternmost
point on the Persian
Dates in Kuwait City
Kuwaiti children
Kuwait Cit- Kuwait's
capital and largest city
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2001 est.)


Sunset over Kuwait Bay
Kuwaiti woman in an
Abaya- a traditional
silk outer covering
Al Salemy near
Kuwait's highest and
westernmost point on
the border with Iraq
and Saudi Arabia
Machboos- a
traditional Kuwait dish
of lamb, rice and
tomato sauce
Ras al Khafi Port-
southernmost point
on the border with
Saudi Arabia
Abdali/Safwan border
crossing- Iraq's
northernmost point on
the border with Iraq
Failaka Island-
Kuwait's first
settlement by the
Greeks in the 3rd
Century BCE
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Qurah Island-
Kuwait's easternmost
possession in the
Persian Gulf
Owl in the Al Abraq
Warbah Island at the
mouth of the
Euphrates River on
the border with Iraq