Country Name - KuwaitKuwait flag

Head of stateEmir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Capital CityKuwait City
Official LanguageArabic (official), English
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)275.36
Population 20123,250,496
Ease of Doing Business Rank 2014104
Scientific ranking 201482
HDI ranking 201346
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Khaled Al-Duwaisan GCVO
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of the State of Kuwait
Embassy Address2 Albert Gate, London, SW1X 7JU
Telephone020 7590 3400
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

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.