Kuwait
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
  • Geographic coordinates: 29 30 N, 45 45 E
  • Map references: Middle East
  • Area:
    Total: 17,820 sq km
    Land: 17,820 sq km
    Water: 0 sq km
  • Area - comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey
  • Land boundaries:
    Total: 464 km
    Border countries: Iraq 242 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km
  • Coastline: 499 km
  • Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm
  • Climate: dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
  • Terrain: flat to slightly undulating desert plain
  • Elevation extremes:
    Lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
    Highest point: unnamed location 306 m
  • Natural resources: petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas