Kuwait

By: Analiese Love

Kuwait Basics

The country I am studying is Kuwait. The capital is Kuwait City. The history of the flag of Kuwait was it was officially made on September 7, 1961. The colors of the flag are black, green, red and white. The black symbolizes defeat of the country's enemies. Green symbolizes the fertility of the land and the red symbolizes the enemies bloodshed and white represents purity.

Geography Of Kuwaut

Kuwait is in the continent of Asia with Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Iran surrounding it. Some of Kuwait is dry, sandy and flat the desert begins to slowly and slightly rise in the southwest along the border with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait is on the Persian Gulf. Large rivers in Kuwait are Khor Bubiyan, Khor al Tha'aleb, and Khor al-sabiyah. There is also Kuwait Bay. Kuwait they have oil rigs and oil fields, they also own shipping ports. People settled in Kuwait for the oil, and food. Most people live near the coastline. Also, Most city industries settled on the coat for water food, and for the industries to use the shipping ports. Also, Kuwait is right next to the Persian Gulf.

Government Of Kuwait

"Kuwait is a constitutional emirate with a semi-democratic political system". The political system is divided between elected parliament and appointed the government. The Emir of Kuwait, his highness Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the White House. The leader is Kuwait is chosen by a voting system. The legal system of Kuwait is an amalgam of British common law, French civil law, Islamic legal principals, and Egyptian law.

Economy Of Kuwait

Kuwait has nearly 10% of the world's oil reserves. In 2005, Kuwait had a GDP of 21,783. In 2014, their GDP was $282.06 billion so I would say they have a rich nation. What I think what makes them rich is all the oil they have. The money that Kuwait uses is called Kuwait dinar. Kuwait's main export is oil. The life expectancy is 74.36 years (2012). The birth rate is 21.3 in 2006. The literacy rate is 93.9%. The surface water source is there are no permanent surface water flows. Rainwater accumulates in the natural depressions where the water remains for several weeks. There are high evaporation and the presence of an impervious layer in some regions.

Culture Of Kuwait

Men in Kuwait wear dishdasha. A full-length robe with a center opening. Their traditional style has not changed in the past 14 centuries, as their clothing choice fits their climate, so it is appropriate. Women wear their traditional dress, full-lengthed long sleeved black abaya which covers their clothing underneath. Their hair and neck are also traditionally covered up with a hijab and some wear a black veil or burqa, which covers their entire face. The languages they speak is Modern Standard Arabic. The major holidays Kuwait has are New Years Day, National Day, Liberation Day, March equinox and many more! The religion of Kuwait is Islam. Popular dishes in Kuwait is mah boos, and rice-based specialty usually prepared with basmati rice. The entertainment in Kuwait is an amusement park located on the western outskirts of Kuwait City.

Climate Of Kuwait

In the summer, Kuwait has an average temperature of 107 to 118 F. Kuwait has an Arid climate and a huge temperature difference between summer and winter. The average rainfall is ranged from 4.72 inches a year to as much as 23.6 inches. Kuwait is characterized by high temperatures high humidity, and arid lands resulting in seriously degraded soil and land damage in addition to salt intrusion in the aquifers affecting the small-scale agricultural lands thus enhancing the food security threat in the region.

History Of Kuwait

Some historical events that have happened in Kuwait are oil was discovered on February 30, 1938 the oil was discovered in the Burgan field of Kuwait. Kuwait made some money, from the oil so it was a good find. Also, Kuwait is believed to have been part of an early civilization in the 3rd millennium B.C and to have traded with Mesopotamian cities.

Compare and Contrast

Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, the United States military forces and a multinational coalition expelled Iraq in 1991. So the United States supports Kuwaits sovereignty, security and independance. As well as its multilateral diplomatic efforts to build greater cooperation among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.