Kuwait is located in the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula and is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an alliance of six Middle Eastern countries. It is one of the smallest countries in the world, with a land area of 17,820 square kilometers (6,880 mi2). It shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Most of the country is covered by the Arabian Desert, but it has a 499-kilometer (310 mi) coastline. Kuwait is known to have the world’s richest oil fields. Its summers are hot and dry and its winters are fairly cool. As of January 2016, Kuwait had around 4.1 million inhabitants. Approximately 1.3 million of these were citizens, while the rest were foreign workers and their families. Muslims make up a majority ...

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