Kuwait

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This card, my first one from Kuwait, comes from Aliaa. To be more specific, it comes from her mother who was so kind to send me a postcard while in Kuwait. ❤

Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is an Arab country in Western Asia. Situated in the northeastern edge of the Arabian peninsula at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. The name “Kuwait” is the diminutive of Arabic كوت kūt, meaning “fortress”. The country covers an area of 17,820 square kilometers and has a population of 2.6 million as of 2012.

Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. Kuwait City serves as the country’s political and economic capital. Kuwait is often described as the most liberal country in the region. The country has the world’s fifth largest oil reserves and petroleum products now account for 87% of export revenues and 75% of government income. Kuwait is the eighth richest country in the world per capita.

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