State Of Kuwait


Economic Prosperity
Kuwait Was A Central Part Of The Trade In Frankincense From Oman, Textiles From China, And Indian Spices, All Destined For Lucrative European Markets
Downfall Of Economy
In The 21st Century, Kuwait Immensely Declined In Regional Economic Importance, Mainly Due To Many Trade Blockades And The World Economic Depression.
Discovery Of Oil
The 15 Year Trade Blockades Against Kuwait Were Lifted And Kuwait's Large Oil Reserves Were Discovered By The US-British Kuwait Oil Compay
Independence And Beyond
2011–2012 There Were Protests Inspired By The Arab Spring. The Parliament Was Dissolved In December 2011 Due To Protests Against The Parliament.


The Spring Season In March Is Warm And Pleasant With Occasional Thunderstorms. The Frequent Winds From The Northwest Are Cold In Winter And Spring And Hot In Summer. Southeasterly Winds, Usually Hot And Damp, Spring Up Between July And October; Hot And Dry South Winds Prevail In Spring And Early Summer


Foreign Relations
The State Of Kuwait Became The 111th Member State Of The United Nations On 14 May 1963. It Is A Long-Standing Member Of The Arab League And The Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation.
The Kuwait National Guard, The Kuwaiti Armed Forces, The Kuwaiti Ministry Of Interior And The Kuwaiti Emiri Guard Trace Their Original Roots To The Kuwaiti Cavalrymen And Infantrymen That Used To Protect Kuwait And Its Wall Since The Early 1900s


Petroleum Industry
Kuwait Has Proven Crude Oil Reserves Of 104 Billion Barrels (15 Km³),Estimated To Be 10% Of The World's Reserves. According To The Kuwaiti Constitution, All Natural Resources In The Country And Associated Revenues Are Government Property
Kuwait Has An Extensive, Modern And Well-Maintained Network Of Highways. Roadways Extended 5,749 Km, Of Which 4,887 Km Is Paved. In 2000, There Were Some 552,400 Passenger Cars, And 167,800 Commercial Taxis, Trucks, And Buses In Use.


Ethnic Groups
Kuwait People Are Very Ethnically Diverse. 80% Of The Total Population In Kuwait Is Arab (Including Arab Foreigners), 9% South And East Asian Expatriates, And 4% Are Iranian Expatriates
The Majority Of Kuwait's Citizen Population Is Muslim; There Are No Official Figures, But It Is Estimated That 60–70% Are Sunni And 30–40% Are Shias.
Kuwait's Official Language Is Modern Standard Arabic. Kuwaiti Arabic Is Kuwait's Colloquial Dialect. Kuwaiti Arabic Is A Mixture Of Southern Mesopotamian Dialect And Peninsular Arabic


The Traditional Attire For Men Is The Dishdasha, An Ankle-Length Garment Woven From Wool Or Cotton. This Attire Is Particularly Well-Suited For Kuwait's Hot And Dry Climate. The Traditional Male Headdress Involves The Ghutrah Headscarf And The Agal Circlet, Often With A Gahfiah Skullcap Underneath To Help Keep The Headscarf In Place.
Kuwait Has One Of The Most Vocal And Transparent Media In The Middle East.Though The Government Funds Several Leading Newspapers And Satellite Channels, Kuwaiti Journalists Enjoy Greater Freedom Than Their Regional Counterparts.
Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Adha Are Two Of The Major Festivals In Kuwait. Each Year, The People Of Kuwait Celebrate 25 And 26 February, As The National And Liberation Day, Respectively.


Economic Prosperity
The Adult Literacy Rate In 2008 Was 93.9%.Kuwait Is Directing Its Attention Towards Inclusive Education, Which Provides Opportunity To All Children, Irrespective Of Their Social Class, 
Including Children With Special Needs.


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