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Kuwait

Kuwait A very small country, but still a very oil-rich monarchy next to the Persian Gulf. Kuwait may be small, but is one of the richest and most exciting countries in the area. Gifted with both, deserts and beaches, Kuwait is a rich oasis in this arid lands. Citizens of Kuwait enjoy a very hospitable reputation and can show you how proud they are of their country.

Area: 17.819 Km²
Population: 2.042.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 115 pop/Km²

System of government: Constitutional monarchy
Capital: Al-Kuwait (170.000 pop.)
Major cities: Al Jahra 139.500 pop., As Salimiyah 116.100 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab 87%, Asian 12%
Border countries: Iraq NORTH-WEST, Saudi Arabia SOUTH

Principal mountains: Ash Shaqayah 290 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Bubiyan
Climate: Arid

Language: Arabic (official), English
Religion: Muslim 85%, Christian and others 15%
Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 25/2, 26/2
Dialling code: 00965
GMT: +3

World Heritage List: -