The State of Kuwait is an Arab nation located in the north-east of the Arabian Subcontinent in West Asia. Kuwait is made up of Ali al Salem, Safat Kuwait, Jahrah, Salmiya, Mina al Ahmadi, Al Wafrah, Al Jahrah and the Kuwait City.
The Kuwait City is located at 29 degree 22’11” latitudes north and 47 degree 58’42” longitude east. The state of Kuwait covers an area of 6,880 sq miles and houses 3,566,437 as per 2010 census.
While the official language of Kuwait is Modern Standard Arabic, English is also widely spoken and often used as a business language. 85% of population in Kuwait identify themselves as Muslims, while Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs are also there.
The springs in summer are warm and pleasant with infrequent thunderstorms. The northwest winds are often cold in winters and summers are very hot. The Shamal, a northwest wind common during June and July causes dramatic sandstorms.
The effect of Islamic and Arab Culture on Kuwait’s architecture, music, attire, cuisine and lifestyle is noticeable.
The flora in Kuwait is very less except the camel thorn in desert and some shrubs along the coastal strip. The desert is transformed into plentiful grass and foliage when it rains in intervals during March and October. Flowers, plants and mushrooms can also be found.
While fox and jackal have decreased in number in Kuwait, other mammals like gerbils, jerboas and desert hares are quite common. Lizards, geckos, snakes and fishes are plentiful. Migratory birds like as swallows, wagtails, chiffchaff, skylarks, wrens, eagles, cormorants, hoopoes and terns can also be found.
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