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Formal Name: State of Kuwait.

Short Form: Kuwait.

Term for Citizens: Kuwaiti(s); adjectival form, Kuwaiti.

Capital: Kuwait (city of Kuwait frequently used to distinguish it from country).

Date of Independence: June 19, 1961.


Size: About 17,818 square kilometers.

Topography: Almost entirely flat desert.

Climate: Hot, dry, desert climate; sandstorms in June and July; some rain, mainly in spring.

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Boundaries: Mostly defined; United Nations post-Persian Gulf War 1992 boundary settlement accepted by Kuwait but rejected by Iraq.

Data as of January 1993