17 Facts About Kuwait City


At the time of the arrival of the Utubs, Kuwait City was still inhabited by a few fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village.

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Kuwait City was the center of boat building in the Persian Gulf region.

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Kuwait City became prosperous due to Basra's instability in the late 18th century.

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From 1946 to 1982, Kuwait City experienced a period of prosperity driven by oil and its liberal atmosphere.

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In June 1961, Kuwait City became independent with the end of the British protectorate and the sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah became an Emir.

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Kuwait City was the first Persian Gulf country to establish a constitution and parliament.

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Kuwait City was the pioneer in the Middle East in diversifying its earnings away from oil exports.

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Kuwait City was the pioneer in the literary renaissance in the Arab region.

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Kuwait City was a haven for writers and journalists from all parts of the Middle East.

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Kuwait City was a leading regional hub of science and technology in the 1960s and 1970s up until the early 1980s, the scientific research sector significantly suffered due to the terror attacks.

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Tensions between the two countries increased further in July 1990, after Iraq complained to OPEC claiming that Kuwait City was stealing its oil from a field near the Iraq–Kuwait City border by slant drilling of the Rumaila field.

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In March 2003, Kuwait City became the springboard for the US-led invasion of Iraq.

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Kuwait City is located on Kuwait Bay, a natural deep-water harbor.

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Kuwait City has a hot desert climate with extremely hot, very prolonged summers and mild, short winters.

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Kuwait City has a petroleum-based economy, petroleum and fertilizers are the main export products.

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Kuwait City is the only Arab country in the Persian Gulf region with a theatrical tradition.

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Theatrical activities in Kuwait City began in the 1920s when the first spoken dramas were released.

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