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    Kuwait Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/kuwait/kuwait_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 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
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 17,820 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey


      Land boundaries: total: 462 km
      border countries: Iraq 240 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: 0.34%
      permanent crops: 0.06%
      other: 99.6% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 60 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur 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 most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Climate Change, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Biodiversity, 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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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