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Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is located in Western Asia, at the tip of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Almost 70% of the population are expatriates of Arabs, Asians, Africans, and Europeans. Kuwait City, the capital, is the largest city in Kuwait. Arabic is the official language and Islam is the national religion with a minority of native Christians.

The Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) is the national currency.

Kuwaitis celebrate National Day on the 25th of February with firework displays, gatherings, and lots of entertainment! Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current Emir of Kuwait and Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces. The Kuwaiti national anthem “an-Nashīd al-Waṭani” was written by Kuwait’s national poet Aḥmad Mishārī al-Adwānī and music composed by Ibrāhīm al-Ṣūla.

The national flag of Kuwait adopts the Pan-Arab colors of white (for peace), black (for battles), green (for land), and red (for swords) while the emblem comprises the shield of the banner of structure superimposed on a bird of prey “Hawk of Quraysh”.

The national dance Khaleegy is a mix of modern and folkloric dance usually performed by women at weddings other social occasions. Kuwaiti women wear the long Abaya as the national dress along with a veil and men wear the traditional Kandura, a long-sleeved garment.

Probably the most famous Kuwait dish is Machboos, fragrant rice with meat or chicken served with tomato sauce called Daqqus. Coffee or Qahwa is people’s favorite drink in Kuwait. It’s served as a sign of love and hospitality, thus Qahwa is the national drink.

In Kuwait, you wouldn’t find a home that doesn’t contain dates! This national fruit grows abundantly in the desert of Kuwait. Arfaj flower is the national flower that is native to the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian Camel is the national animal while Saker Falkon is the national bird.

Football is the most popular game among the overall population, thus it is the national sport in Kuwait.

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