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    Kuwait Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 29 30 N, 45 45 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Middle East

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

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than New Jersey

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

      Costa: 499 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters

      Terreno: flat to slightly undulating desert plain

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 306 m

      Recursos Naturales: petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 8%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 92% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 20 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April; they bring inordinate amounts of rain which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year, but are most common between March and August

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: limited natural fresh water resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Climate Change, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Marine Dumping

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location at head of Persian Gulf

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