- Kuwait is a small Arab country on the Persian Gulf in Asia.
- Formerly under British control, Kuwait gained independence in 1961.
- It is bordered by Iraq to the north and west, Iran to the northeast and Saudi Arabia to the south. It also has a coastline along the Persian Gulf to the east.
- Fancy a spot of camel racing through the desert? Head over to Kuwait for a holiday of a lifetime; the coordinates are 29.3667° N, 47.9667°
- The terrain here is flat to slightly undulating desert plain, so it’s nice and easy to navigate – just don’t forget to take some water!
Flag of Kuwait
- The total land area of Kuwait is 6,880 square miles (17,818 square kilometres).
- Kuwait’s population was 4.137 million in 2018.
- The capital is Kuwait City; it covers an area of 77 square miles (200 square kilometres) and had a population of 2.8 million in 2015.
- The average life span here is 78 years.
- Kuwait experiences a dry desert climate, with short cool winters and long and very hot summers!
- The hottest temperature ever recorded in Kuwait was an incredible 53.8˚C on 31st July 2012, which also happens to be the third highest temperature ever recorded throughout the world, behind Tunisia and USA!
- The official language of Kuwait is Arabic, although English is also widely spoken.
- Fancy exploring this amazing country? You’ll need to exchange your money for Kuwaiti Dinar, the official currency here.
- The Kuwaiti Dinar is the highest valued currency in the world (as of 2013)!
- Don’t expect to cool down with a nice cold beer whilst in Kuwait, as alcohol is illegal to buy and sell here.
Kuwait Towers, Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
- Kuwait is reportedly the third richest country per capita, thanks mostly to its natural oil reserves!
- The national bird of Kuwait is the Falcon.
- There are no renewable fresh water resources in Kuwait, so residents have to rely on the desalination of salt water to survive!
- Kuwait does not grow any agricultural crops on a large commercial scale, nor does it commercially raise livestock. It does, however, catch fish.
- Its industry consists of petroleum, petrochemicals, water desalination and food processing.
- Kuwait also exports oil, petroleum, petrochemicals and fertilisers.
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