What is Kuwait?


Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait i/kuːˈweɪt/ (Arabic: دولة الكويت‎ Dawlat al-Kuwayt ), is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf and is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south (at Khafji) and Iraq to the north (at Basra). The name Kuwait is derived from the Arabic أكوات ākwāt, the plural of كوت kūt, meaning "fortress built near water". The country covers an area of 17,820 square kilometers (6,880 square miles) and has a population of about 3.5 million.

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Miskan Island
... island in the Persian Gulf off Kuwait ... The distance between Miskan and the nearest part of mainland Kuwait is about 24 kilometers ... This island is important because it is a link in a chain of islands along Kuwait's coastline from north to south, which provide Kuwait with a defensive frontline ...
Krispy Kreme Operations By Country - Kuwait
... The first Krispy Kreme in the Middle East opened in Kuwait's Marina World shopping complex in late November 2006 ...
1983 Kuwait Bombings - Aftermath
... Eventually the 17 Kuwaitis gained freedom, reportedly during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait when 1,300 prisoners escaped from Kuwait's Saidia central prison ... Al-Dawa has insisted that the attacks in Kuwait were perpetrated by agents who had been "hijacked" by Iran ... faction of the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), was also sentenced to death in Kuwait for planning the al-Dawa bombings ...
Kuwait - Celebrations
... Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha are two of the major festivals in Kuwait ... Each year, the people of Kuwait celebrate 25 and 26 February, as the national and liberation day, respectively ... On 10 November 2012, Kuwait marked the golden jubilee of its constitution with a spectacular KD 4.06-million ($15-million) fireworks display, featuring 77,282 fireworks, which ...
1983 Kuwait Bombings - Motivation
... Kuwait had given considerable support to Iraq in the 1980-1988 Iran–Iraq War ... Between 1983-4 Kuwait provided $7 billion in financial assistance and was second to Saudi Arabia in aiding Iraq, Massive destruction and loss of life in Kuwait ... Americans and the French are thought to have been targets in Kuwait because of their assistance to Iraq and lack of help to Iran ...

More definitions of "Kuwait":

  • (noun): An Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum.
    Synonyms: State of Kuwait, Koweit