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    Kuwait Geography 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Geographic coordinates 29 30 N, 45 45 E

      Map references Middle East

      Area
      total : 17,820 sq km
      land: 17,820 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Land boundaries
      total: 464 km
      border countries: Iraq 242 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km

      Coastline 499 km

      Maritime claims
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters

      Terrain flat to slightly undulating desert plain

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
      highest point : unnamed location 306 m

      Natural resources petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures : 8%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 92% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 20 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April, they bring inordinateamounts of rain which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust stormsoccur throughout the year, but are most common between March and August

      Environment - current issues limited natural fresh water resources; some of world's largest and mostsophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and waterpollution; desertification

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Climate Change, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law ofthe Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Biodiversity, Desertification, Endangered Species, Marine Dumping

      Geography - note strategic location at head of Persian Gulf

      NOTE: The information regarding Kuwait on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kuwait Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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