About Kuwait

Location: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Population: 1.8 million (1995 estimate)

Capital: Kuwait

Comparative area: Slightly smaller than New Jersey

Religions: Muslim 85% (Shi'a 30%, Sunni 45%, other 10%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi and other 15%

Landscape: Flat to slightly undulating desert plain; no rivers or lakes; one of the world's leading petroleum producers

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