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  Kuwait Geography.
In the early 17th century Kuwait was known as Qurain (or Grane), from the Arabic words Qarn (a high hill) and Kout (a fortress).
Due to the location of Kuwait in the Sahara geographical region, the weather of the country is characterised by long, hot and dry summers and short, warm and sometimes rainy winters.
It combines the ancient history of Kuwait, dating back to the early Stone Age and the modern history of Kuwait, when the early Utubs settled in after their long journey, prior to their settlement on the Kuwaiti mainland in the late 17th century.
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 kuwayt, kuwait, kuveyt
Kuwait was established in the 16th century when several clans from the Al Aniza tribe migrated to the northern shore of the Persian Gulf from the Najd, their famine-stricken homeland in central Arabia.
Kuwait has never been a part of the Abbasid empire 8th century since it didn’t exist at that time and it never incorporate in the Ottoman Empire (16th century) as it was just forming as a small village with no significance at all which granted a degree of autonomy as a principality.
Oil turned Kuwait into one of the richest countries in the Arab peninsula; in 1953 the country became the largest exporter of oil in the Persian Gulf, attracting many immigrant laborers who were rarely granted citizenship.
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 Kuwait - dKosopedia
Oil turned Kuwait into one of the richest countries in the Arab peninsula; in 1953 the country became the largest exporter of oil in the gulf, attracting many immigrant laborers who were rarely granted citizenship.
Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proved crude oil reserves of 94 billion barrels (15 kmandsup3) - 10% of world reserves.
Kuwait formerly had a large Palestinian population, though most of them were forced out of the country after PLO leader Yassir Arafat's support of Iraq during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Kuwait   (664 words)

  
 Leadership
The topography of Kuwait is characterised by undulating desert rising gently from the sea to a maximum height of 200 metres in the northwest of the country, and 300 metres in the west.
Kuwait has no rivers or mountains, but the vast expanse of desert is broken by shallow depressions and low hills.
Kuwait has 290 kilometres of coastline, which can be divided into two distinct parts: from the northern boundary, the first 70 kilometres of coastline consists mainly of mudflats, especially around Kuwait Bay, and continuing south, the remaining 220 kilometres of coastline consists mostly of fine sandy beaches.
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 Kuwait Information Guide - Kuwait Overview - Geography - Area & Topography
Kuwait is one of the world's smallest countries with a total area of 17,818 square kilometers (6,969 square miles).
Kuwait is largely a desert, except for Al-Jahra' oasis, at the western end of Kuwait Bay, and a few fertile patches in the southeastern and coastal areas.
Kuwait’s terrain is a slightly uneven desert, sloping gradually from sea level in the east, from the coast of the Arabian Gulf to the west and southwest.
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 Kuwait Information Guide - Kuwait Overview - Geography - Fauna
Among Kuwait's considerable reptilian fauna, the species most likely to entrance nature-watchers, especially those who venture forth in the early morning, is the spiny-tailed lizard or dhub.
Since Kuwait lies on a cross-roads for several important migratory routes the total bird count for the country is significant at around 300 species.
The best time to bird-watch in Kuwait is at the peak of migration, during springtime when the largest numbers make their stops, feeding upon the relatively rich vegetation and associated wildlife that developed over the winter months.
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 Kuwait Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
A low, sandy region, mostly flat in the E and hilly in the W rising to 830 ft/290 m, generally barren and sparsely settled, Kuwait is bounded by Saudi Arabia (S) and by Iraq (N and W).
Kuwait was admitted to the UN in 1963.
Kuwait was a founding member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and later, in 1981, of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Kuwait.html   (912 words)

  
 About Us
At the north-eastern end of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait lies between 28.45 and 30.05 degrees latitude north of the Equator, and 46.30 and 48.30 degrees longitude east5 of the Meridian of Greenwich.
Most of Kuwait's territory is flat and sandy, sloping down gradually from a level of 300 metres at its farthest point to the west at Salimi and Shaqaya, to sea level at the western shore of the Gulf.
The limit of Kuwait's territorial waters were fixed by an Amiri Decree promulgated on 17 December 1967 at 12 miles both from the mainland and from Kuwaiti islands.
www.alarabimag.com /arabi/common/kwait/EKUWAIT4.htm   (989 words)

  
 tScholars.com | Geography of Kuwait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At that time, the town of Kuwait was settled by migrants from central Arabia who arrived at what was then a lightly populated fishing village under the suzerainty of the Bani Khalid tribe of Arabia.
The island of Faylakah, at the mouth of Kuwait Bay, is densely inhabited.
Kuwait's most prominent geographic feature is Kuwait Bay, which indents the shoreline for about forty kilometers, providing natural protection for the port of Kuwait and accounting for nearly onehalf the state's shoreline.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Geography_of_Kuwait   (1216 words)

  
 Kuwait: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Kuwait is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, south of Iraq.
Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy, governed by the al-Sabah family.
Kuwait is believed to have been part of an early civilization in the 3rd millennium B.C. and to have traded with Mesopotamian cities.
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 Strategic Resource Group
Kuwait’s modern history began in the 18th century with the founding of the city of Kuwait by the Uteiba section of the Anaiza tribe, who wandered north from Qatar.
Kuwait’s first National Assembly was elected in 1963, with follow-on elections held in 1967, 1971, and 1975.
Kuwait is a small country with massive oil reserves, whose economy has been traditionally dominated by the state and its oil industry.
www.srginc.org /kuwait.html   (1609 words)

  
 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Kuwait is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the South, Iraq to the north and west, and the Arabian Gulf coast to the east.
Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in August 1990 and occupied for seven months until its liberation in February 1991 by an international military coalition in 'Operation Desert Storm'.
Kuwait is one of the single largest investors in the UK in terms of liquidity, investment portfolios and property, both by Government institutions, private sector companies and private individuals.
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 Kuwait (06/07)
Kuwait later abandoned this policy, and it currently has a sizable foreign labor force (approximately 68% of the total population is non-Kuwaiti).
Kuwait is a constitutional, hereditary emirate ruled by princes (Amirs) who have been drawn from the Al Sabah family since the middle of the 18th century.
Kuwait also is an important partner in the ongoing U.S.-led campaign against international terrorism, providing assistance in the military, diplomatic, and intelligence arenas and also supporting efforts to block financing of terrorist groups.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35876.htm   (0 words)

  
 1Up Travel : Kuwait Geography and Facts
Kuwait is located at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf, known locally as the Arabian Gulf.
Kuwait includes within its territory nine gulf islands, two of which, Bubiyan (the largest) and Warbah, are largely uninhabited but strategically important.
Kuwait's most prominent geographic feature is Kuwait Bay, which indents the shoreline for about forty kilometers, providing natural protection for the port of Kuwait and accounting for nearly onehalf the state's shoreline.
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 KUWAIT
The State of Kuwait (Arabic: الكويت) is a small constitutional monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north.
Kuwait remains under the governance of the Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah (since 29 January 2006) as an independent state and is of strategic importance to the United States.
Kuwait, for the size of the country, is a very rich and a relatively open economy with proven crude oil reserves of 96 billion barrels (15 km³), estimated to be 10% of the world's reserves.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/kuwait.htm   (2845 words)

  
 Kuwait - Geography
KUWAIT CAPTURED THE WORLD'S ATTENTION on August 2, 1990, when Iraqi forces invaded and occupied the country, catalyzing a series of events that culminated in military intervention and ultimate victory by United States-led coalition forces in February 1991.
Kuwait is located at the far northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf, known locally as the Arabian Gulf.
Kuwait includes within its territory nine gulf islands, two of which, Bubiyan (the largest) and Warbah, are largely uninhabited but strategically important.
www.countrystudies.us /persian-gulf-states/18.htm   (1033 words)

  
 Kuwait
Kuwait sits at the North-western tip of the Persian Gulf, surrounded by Iraq from North and West and Saudi Arabia from West.
Kuwait is mostly flat and arid with little or no water.
In the Summer (April to September) Kuwait is hellishly hot; Winter months are often pleasant, Featuring some of the region's cool weather, with day time temperature around 18 degree C and nights being genuinely chilly; sand storms occur through out the year but are particularly common spring.
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 Kuwait
Kuwait is from nature's side all desert, made up of red soil, and there is little that favours agriculture.
The landscape of Kuwait is flat, and the highest point in the country is 299 m.
Kuwait has 9 islands, but only Faylaka is inhabited.
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 kuwait - welcome to wahaby's world
The State of Kuwait (Arabic: الكويت ‎) is a small constitutional monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north.
Kuwait remains under the governance of the Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah (since 29 January 2006) as an independent state and is of strategic importance to the United States.
Kuwait, for the size of the country, is a very rich and a relatively open economy with proven crude oil reserves of 96 billion barrels (15 km³), estimated to be 10% of the world's reserves.
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 About Kuwait- Geography
To the north, south and west, Kuwait shares its borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait has nine islands, the largest of which are Bubiyan and Al-Warbah.
Kuwait has a desert climate, meaning it is extremely hot and dry in the summer and cold in the winter.
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 Facts About Kuwait
Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990.
Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with self-reported crude oil reserves of about 96 billion barrels - 10% of world reserves.
Kuwait continues its discussions with foreign oil companies to develop fields in the northern part of the country.
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 Courtney Miller
By the early 19th century, Kuwait was a thriving trading port.
In 1963, Kuwait became a member of the United Nations, and later that year Iraq agreed to abandon its threats and recognize Kuwait's independence and borders in a treaty signed by both governments.
Schooling in Kuwait is free and compulsory for all children.
www.ag.ohio-state.edu /~ockint/countries/Kuwait.htm   (1294 words)

  
 Geography of Kuwait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Kuwait is an oil-rich Arab country with an area of 17,818 sq km situated at the north-western tip of the Arabian Gulf.
Kuwait is, for all practical purposes, a flat desert.
Kuwait has a desert climate of extreme temperatures, minimal rainfall and dense dust storms.
international.fullerton.edu /kuwait/geography.html   (615 words)

  
 Kuwait - Atlapedia Online
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Kuwait is located in the northeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula and at the head of the Persian Gulf.
By May 1991, 400,000 exiles had returned home to Kuwait and the Kuwaiti authorities had arrested large numbers of Palestinians who were suspected of collaborating with Iraq during their occupation, although in late June 1991 the government commuted the death sentences of 29 convicted of collaboration.
In July 1991 Kuwait had again begun the export of oil and was underway in the rebuilding of their economy and country.
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 AllRefer.com - Kuwait (Arabian Peninsula Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Kuwait is bounded by Saudi Arabia on the south and by Iraq on the north and west.
The capital is Al-Kuwait, or Kuwait (1991 pop.
The capital's port, Mina al-Ahmad, is a trade center with shipyards and oil refineries.
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 Country Pages: Kuwait
Kuwait is bordered by Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and has sovereignty over nine small islands in the Persian Gulf.
Kuwait has one of the highest literacy rates in the Arab world.
Kuwait University is the country's major institution of higher education.
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 SESRTCIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Kuwait is located in the North-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula.
Kuwait has nine islands off its coast, the largest is Bubiyan.
The economy of Kuwait is based almost exclusively on oil.
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 AllRefer.com - Kuwait - National Security & Geography in Kuwait | Kuwaiti Information Resource
The island of Faylakah, at the mouth of Kuwait Bay, is densely inhabited.
The third side of the triangle is the 240 kilometers of historically contested border to the north and west that Kuwait shares with Iraq.
The bulk of the Kuwaiti population lives in the coastal capital of the city of Kuwait.
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 Kuwait Overview | Kuwait Tour Guide | iExplore.com
The area that became Kuwait was controlled by the main regional powers in the Gulf, principally various dynasties based in Mesopotamia and Persia.
The capital, Kuwait City, is a bustling metropolis full of the high-rise buildings and luxury hotels that you would expect.
More recently, Kuwait was one of the first countries to join Operation Iraqi Freedom following the US-led war against Iraq, and provided aid and support during Iraq's (ongoing) process of reconstruction.
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 Places: Iraq Political Geography topics on Encyclopedia.com
Iraq is bordered on the south by Kuwait, the Persian Gulf, and Saudi Arabia; on the west...
Umm Qasr town, Basra prov., S Iraq, S of Basra on the Kuwait border.
Located on an arm of the Persian Gulf, it is Iraq's second largest port, with deepwater facilities.
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 National Review Online (http://www.nationalreview.com)
When it comes to examining the impact of physical geography on the approaching war, the old name tells us more than the current one.
In "Doing It Without Turkey", I pointed out the geographic factors — the absence of multiple armor-capable roads in mountainous terrain and substantial logistical challenges — that made an attack from the north, even with Turkey's acquiescence, unlikely to be the main thrust against Saddam.
The main allied ground attack will probably come from Kuwait, most likely consisting of two axes of advance: the first force moving northwest toward Baghdad (with an auxiliary attack directly north to seize Basrah); and the second swinging northwest through the desert in an attempt to reach the trans-Euphrates bridges close to Baghdad.
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