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Capital: Kuwait City
Large Cities: Hawalli, as-Salimiya
Languages: Arabic and English
Religion: Islam
Currency: Kuwait Dinar

Location: Kuwait, a small Arab state, is on the north western coast of the Persian Gulf between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. There are 9 islands off the coast of Kuwait. Rate of growth of population is 3.33%. More than 125 nationalities live in Kuwait.

History: One of the richest oil nationals of the world, Kuwait was traditionally under the rule of the Al-Sabah dynasty founded in 1756. Became independent state on June 10, 1961. Iraq invaded and annexed Kuwait on August 2, 1990. However they were beaten back. However they were beaten back by a united force under the U.N. In May 99, Kuwait moved further towards democracy with women given right to vote and run for parliament.

Minerals: Kuwait is the world's fourth largest producer of petroleum and second largest exporter. About 90% of the government's revenue come from oil, and 80% of the economy is run by the state. Other products: fertilizers, chemicals, building materials, shrimp. Only one percent land is cultivated.

Mission in India:
Embassy of the State of Kuwait
5-A, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 24100791
Fax: 91 - 11 - 26873516

Indian Mission in Kuwait:
Embassy of India
Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street
P.O. Box No. 1450-Safat,
13015-Safat, Kuwait
Tel: 00 - 965 - 2530600, 2540612/ 13
Fax: 00 - 965 - 2525811, 2571192
Email: indemb@ncc.moc.kw
Visit the Embassy of India in Kuwait

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