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Kuwait is a small Arab country located in the northeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, between Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf. It is a constitutional monarchy and one of the richest countries in the world, due to its huge oil reserves. The overwhelming majority of the population—roughly 1 million citizens—is Muslim. The majority

of them are Sunnī, while 15%–30% of the population are Shi'a.

Beside the local citizens, Kuwait hosts an important community of immigrants—around 2.4 million, which is to say more than twice the indigenous population! The large majority of them come from Asia—Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines—while many Arab and European expatriates also work there. Most of these immigrants are Muslims, though the Christians—among the Europeans and the Philippine workers, for instance—are ...

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