A country for the northeast Arabian Peninsula in the mind of Persian Gulf. Satisfied by Arab tribes during the early 18th century, it became a British protectorate in 1897 and an unbiased kingdom in 1961. Iraq invaded and occupied the country in 1990, sparking the Persian Gulf War (1991), which finished with Iraqi troops being driven out by a coalition of Arab and Western causes. Featuring its major oil reserves, discovered in 1938, this has among the highest per capita incomes in the field. The city of Kuwait is its money. Population: 2,510,000.
the administrative centre of Kuwait, within the east-central area of the nation on the Persian Gulf. It had been heavily damaged during Persian Gulf War. Population: 32,400.