What is Kuwait?
A: Kuwait is a country in Western Asia.
Where is it located?
A: It’s situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south.
Kuwait also shares maritime borders with what country?
Kuwait has a coastal length of approximately how long?
A: 500 km (311 mi).
Most of the country's population reside where?
A: In the urban agglomeration of the capital city Kuwait City.
As of 2022, what is the population of Kuwait?
A: It has a population of 4.67 million people of which 1.85 million are Kuwaiti citizens while the remaining 2.8 million are foreign nationals from over 100 countries.
Historically, most of present-day Kuwait was part of
A: Ancient Mesopotamia.
In what year were oil reserves discovered in commercial
A: In 1938.
In 1946, what was exported for the first time?
A: crude oil.
From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent what?
A: Large-scale modernization, largely based on income from oil production.
In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of what?
A: Geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash.
In 1990, after oil production disputes with neighboring
Iraq, Kuwait was what?
A: Invaded, and later annexed into one of Iraq's governorates by Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
The Iraqi occupation of Kuwait came to an end on
February 26,1991 after what?
A: Military intervention by a military coalition led by the United States and various other countries.
Kuwait is what?
A: An emirate.
The Emir is the head of state, and the Al Sabah is the
ruling family which dominates the country's what?
A: Political system.
Kuwait is a developing country with a high-income
economy, backed by the world's what?
A: Sixth largest oil reserves.
Where is the Kuwaiti dinar the highest valued currency?
A: In the world.
Kuwait is the fifth richest country in the world by
A: Gross national income per capita.
In 2009, Kuwait had the highest “what” in the Arab
A: Human Development Index.
Kuwait has the largest number of “what” in the entire
A: Stateless people.
Kuwait named the emir's son as the country's new prime
minister on what date?
A: July 24, 2022.
Following the post-glacial flooding of the Persian Gulf
basin, debris from the Tigris–Euphrates river formed a what?
A: A substantial delta, creating most of the land in present-day Kuwait and establishing the present coastlines.
One of the earliest pieces of evidence of human
habitation in Kuwait dates back to 8000 BC where what were found in Burgan?
A: Mesolithic tools.
In 4th century BC, the ancient Greeks colonized the bay
of Kuwait under whom?
A: Alexander the Great.
The ancient Greeks named mainland Kuwait Larissa and
Failaka was named what?
At the time of Alexander the Great, the mouth of the
Euphrates River was located where?
A: In northern Kuwait.
The earliest recorded mention of Kuwait was in 150 AD.
A: The geographical treatise Geography by Greek scholar Ptolemy.
In 224 AD., Kuwait became part of what?
A: The Sassanid Empire.
At the time of the Sassanid Empire, Kuwait was known
A: Meshan, which was an alternative name of the kingdom of Characene.
Most of present-day Kuwait is still archaeologically
According to several famous archaeologists and
geologists, Kuwait was likely the original location of what?
A: The Pishon River which watered the mythical Garden of Eden.