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Kuwait

Country Name

Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait.

Location

Kuwait is a country located in Western Asia.

Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it borders Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. 

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Capital 

Kuwait City.

Flag

The flag of Kuwait was adopted on September 7, 1961, and officially

raised on November 24, 1961. 

The flag consists of three horizontal stripes of green, white and red;

with a black trapezium based on the hoist side.

The Red color represents the Hashemite dynasty, which symbolizes

the blood on the swords of Arab warriors.

The White color represents the Umayyad dynasty, which symbolizes purity, and noble deeds.

The Green color represents the Fatimid dynasty, which represents the fertile land of Arabia.

and the black color representse  The Abbasid dynasty, represents the defeat of enemies in battle.

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Religion

A vast majority of Kuwait’s population practice Islam, which is the country's official religion. 

Most of Kuwait’s Muslims adhere to Sunni Islam, although there is also a small but significant Shia Muslim community.

There are a small group of populations follows Christianity, while the rest of the population, especially expats from foreign countries, follow other religions or do not claim affiliation with any particular religion.

The followers of these other religions include Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Bahá'ís.

Language 

Although Modern Standard Arabic is Kuwait's official language, Kuwaiti Arabic is preferred for everyday life in the country. Kuwait is one of the world's Arab nations and thus Arabic is the predominant language. 

The nation hosts a large immigrant workforce especially from Asia who use English along with their native tongues.

Modern Standard Arabic in Kuwait is mainly used in education and journalism.

English occupies a significant place in Kuwait's educational curriculum. It is taught along with Arabic in the country's schools, English in Kuwait is widely understood, and it is sometimes used in business. The bulk of Kuwait's road signs are in English and Arabic as well as most restaurant and business signs. There are also several televisions and radio broadcasts in Kuwait which use English. French is a medium of instruction to the students learning humanities for only two years.

Currency

Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)

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Time Zone

+03:00 GMT. 

Government Regime

Unitary constitutional monarchy.

Climate

In Kuwait, there's a subtropical desert climate, with mild winters and very hot summers.

The sun usually shines all year round.
Winter, from December to February, is mild: the daily average temperature in January is 13.5 °C (56 °F). Nights are cool, on average about 8/10 °C (46/50 °F), but sometimes, the temperature can drop to 0 °C (32 °F). Days are mild or pleasantly warm, around 19 °C (66 °F) in January and 21/22 °C (69/71 °F) in December and February, but the temperature can reach 27/30 °C (81/86 °F) when the wind blows from the south. In winter, the sun often shines, but some cloudy days also possible, maybe with some rain.
In spring, the weather is sunny; the temperature rises rapidly, and already in April, highs are around 33 °C (92 °F). The wind from the Arabian desert can raise the temperature and bring sandstorms: as early as in April, it can exceed 40 °C (104 °F), while in May, it can even exceed 45 °C (113 °F).
Summer in Kuwait is extremely hot and windy; the wind blows from the interior, and therefore the influence of the sea is minimal. From June to August, the temperature is normally around 45/46 °C (112/115 °F) during the day and around 29/30 °C (84/87 °F) at night. High-temperature records are around 52/53 °C (125/127 °F). Relative humidity is very low (it often falls below 10%), and in combination with the wind, it can cause dehydration. Fortunately, public buildings and hotels are equipped with air conditioning.
In autumn, the weather is still hot and sunny in October, while the temperature drops below 30 °C (86 °F) during the month of November.

The best time to visit Kuwait is from mid-November to mid-March. In winter, from December to February, it can sometimes get cold at night, and there can be some rain, but at least, you avoid the scorching heat. In early November and late March, it can sometimes get hot. However, the heat in Kuwait is almost always torrid, ie dry, so it is more bearable than in other countries of the Persian Gulf; it's important to drink a lot and to be protected from the sun.

International Phone Code

+965

Internet Code

.kw

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