Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Geography: strategic location at head of Arabian Gulf.
Area: total: 17,820 sq km, land: 17,820 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
Industries: petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials.
Languages: Arabic (official), English widely spoken.
National Holiday: National Day, 25 February (1950).
Currency (Code): Kuwaiti dinar (KD).
Population: 2,789,132 million. Labor force: 2.154 million Includes 1,291,354 non-nationals (July 2010 est.) non-Kuwaitis represent about 60% of the labor force (2009 est.)