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Kuwait on World Map

Continent Asia

Region – Middle East

Size – 17,818 km²

Geography – mostly flat desert plains

Language – Arabic (official), English

Religion – Muslim (official) 76.7%, Christian 17.3%, other 6%

Monetary Unit – Kuwaiti dinar

     Natural Resources – petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas

Agriculture – fish

Industry – petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials

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Neighbouring CountriesIraq, Saudi Arabia

Population –  2,742,711 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.7%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.7

Capital City – Kuwait City (2,406,0000)

Highest Mountain – No mountains

Longest River – No rivers

Climate – dry desert – warm winters 10°C to 15°C and very hot summers 32°C to 43°C

Yearly Rainfall – 20 cm (approx) mostly from October to April

Plant Life – thorny desert shrubs, flowers appear during rainy season only

Animal Life – fox, jackal, desert hares, jerboas, lizards, geckos, and snakes

Bird Life – swallows, wagtails, chiffchaff, skylarks, wrens, eagles, cormorants, hoopoes, and terns


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Kuwait. Available: https://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/kuwait.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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