Kuwait: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Geographic Coordinates29 30 N, 45 45 E 29.5,45.75
Area total: 17,818 sq km
land: 17,818 sq km
water: 0 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 462 km
border countries: Iraq 240 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km
Coastline499 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: unnamed elevation 306 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainflat to slightly undulating desert plain
Natural Hazardssudden 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
Natural Resourcepetroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas
Land Usearable land: 0.62%
permanent crops: 0.28%
other: 99.1% (2011)
Climatedry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
Irrigated Land86 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources0.02 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: Marine Dumping
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Jalib as-Suyuh; as-Salimiyah; Subbah-as-Salim; al-Qurayn; Hawalli
According to Geonames: Al Ahmadi; Hawalli; As Salimiyah; Sabah as Salim; Al Farwaniyah

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location at head of Persian Gulf