Kuwait BASIC INFOMATION
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Kuwait covers an area of 17,818 square kilometers. It is located on the northwest coast of the Persian Gulf in western Asia. It borders Iraq to the west and north, borders Saudi Arabia in the south, and the Persian Gulf in the east. The coastline is 213 kilometers long. The northeast is an alluvial plain, and the rest are desert plains. Some hills are interspersed in it. The terrain is high in the west and low in the east. There are no rivers and lakes with water all year round. Groundwater resources are abundant, but fresh water is very little. There are more than 10 islands such as Bubiyan and Falaka. It has a tropical desert climate, hot and dry. |
The State of Kuwait covers an area of 17,818 square kilometers. It is located on the northwest coast of the Persian Gulf in western Asia, neighboring Iraq to the west and north, bordering Saudi Arabia in the south and the Persian Gulf in the east. The coastline is 213 kilometers long. The northeast is an alluvial plain, and the rest are desert plains, with some hills interspersed in between. The terrain is high in the west and low in the east. There are no rivers and lakes with water all year round. Groundwater resources are abundant, but fresh water is scarce. There are more than 10 islands such as Bubiyan and Falaka. Tropical desert climate is hot and dry.
The country is divided into six provinces: Capital Province, Havari Province, Ahmadi Province, Farwaniya Province, Jahala Province, Mubarak-Kabir Province.
It was part of the Arab Empire in the 7th century. The Khalid family ruled Kuwait in 1581. In 1710, the Sabah family, who lived in the Aniza tribe in the Arabian Peninsula, moved to Kuwait. In 1756, they took control and established the Emirate of Kuwait. In 1822 the British Governor moved from Basra to Kuwait. In 1871, Ko became a county in Basra Province of the Ottoman Empire. In 1899, the United Kingdom forced Ko to sign a secret agreement between the British and Kosovo, and Britain became Ko's suzerain. In 1939, Kobe officially became a British protectorate. Kuwait declared independence on June 19, 1961. It was swallowed by Iraqi troops on August 2, 1990, which triggered the Gulf War. On March 6, 1991, when the Gulf War ended, Kuwaiti Emir Jaber and other government officials returned to Kuwait.
National flag: It is a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of 2:1. The side of the flagpole is black trapezoid, and the right side is composed of green, white, and red equal width horizontal bars from top to bottom. Black symbolizes defeating the enemy, green represents an oasis, white represents purity, and red represents bloodshed for the motherland. There is another way of saying that black symbolizes the battlefield and red symbolizes the future.
Kuwait is rich in oil and natural gas reserves, with proven oil reserves of 48 billion barrels. Natural gas reserves are 1.498 trillion cubic meters, accounting for 1.1% of the world's reserves. In recent years, while focusing on the development of petroleum and petrochemical industries, the government has emphasized the development of multiple economies, reduced its dependence on petroleum, and has continuously increased foreign investment. The industry is dominated by petroleum exploration, smelting and petrochemicals. Kuwait’s main oil field is the Great Burgan Oil Field, located in the southeast of Kuwait. The Great Burgan Oilfield is the world's largest sandstone oilfield, and it is also the world's second largest oilfield after the Gavar Oilfield. The arable land in Kuwait is about 14,182 hectares, and the soil-free cultivation area is about 156 hectares. In recent years, the government has attached great importance to the development of agriculture, but the highest proportion of agricultural output in GDP was only 1.1%. Mainly produce vegetables, and agricultural and animal husbandry products mainly rely on imports. The fishery resources are rich, rich in prawns, grouper and yellow croaker. Foreign trade occupies an important position in the economy. The main export commodities are oil, natural gas and chemical products, and oil exports account for 95% of total exports. Imported commodities include machinery, transportation equipment, industrial products, grain and food, etc.
Kuwait City: Kuwait City (Kuwait City) is the capital of Kuwait, the national political, economic, cultural center and an important port; it is also an international channel for maritime trade in the Persian Gulf. Located on the west coast of the Persian Gulf, it is beautiful and colorful, and is a pearl of the Arabian Peninsula. The annual maximum temperature is 55℃ and the minimum is 8℃. It covers an area of 80 square kilometers. With a population of 380,000, the residents believe in Islam, and more than 70% of them are Sunni. The official language is Arabic, general English.
In the 4th century BC, the fleet of the ancient Greek King of Macedonia returned from the Indian Ocean via the Persian Gulf after the East Expedition, and built some small castles on the west bank of Kuwait City. This is the original Kuwait. In the middle of the 18th century, Kuwait City developed from a desolate village into a seaport with various ships. Oil was discovered in Kuwait in 1938, and exploitation began in 1946. The increasingly prosperous oil economy has given a new look to the country, and the capital, Kuwait City, has also developed rapidly. In the 1950s, Kuwait City has initially become a modern city.
The city is full of high-rise buildings with Islamic style. The most famous are the Sword Palace, Fatima Mosque, Parliament Building, News Building, and Telegraph Building where the head of state is used. The beautiful and peculiar water storage tanks and water storage towers are the most eye-catching architectural facilities here, and they are also hard to see in other cities. Almost every house has a square or round water storage tank on the roof; there are dozens of water storage towers in the city. Kuwaiti people are devout Muslims. After Kuwait was developed from a fishermen town to a modern oil city, mosques were also sprung up along with skyscrapers. The largest temple is The Grand Mosque of Kuwait City (The Grand Mosque of Kuwait City). It is located in the city center. It was built in 1994. It has exquisite and luxurious decoration and can accommodate 10,000 people. The attached women’s worship hall can accommodate 1,000 people.
The industries in Kuwait City include petrochemicals, fertilizers, building materials, soap, desalination, electricity, food processing, and beverages. In the 1960s, it began to build modern ports, deep-water docks and docks, and became the most important deep-water port on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Export petroleum, leather, wool, pearls, etc., and import cement, textiles, automobiles, rice, etc. There is an international airport. With Kuwait University.