Kuwait is situated at the northwestern end of the Persian Gulf and borders Iraq and Saudi Arabia. In addition to the mainland, Kuwait also has 9 islands of which only one, Failakah, is inhabited.
Kuwait has a semi desert climate. In summer, temperatures can regularly reach 48°C with the highest ever temperature recorded in Kuwait being 53.8°C in July 2012. The summers are long, punctuated mainly by dust and sand storms. Winters see night time temperatures as low as −6°C.
Kuwait does not have a diverse range of natural resources. However it does possess approximately 9.5% of the world total of oil ranking it 3rd in the world after Saudi Arabia and Iraq.