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  1. 1. Kuwait Buthayna Al-Khal Fakhroo Mr. Sweeny 8-C
  2. 2. Where Kuwait is located <ul><li>Kuwait is located in the Southwest Asia next to the Persian Gulf and between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it is actually in the Arabian Gulf. The countries that are near Kuwait are, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, and Oman. </li></ul><ul><li>Major cities: Salmiya, Hawalli, Qalib ash-shykh,Jahrah, South Khican, Al-Farwaniyah </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geographic Features of Kuwait <ul><li>Kuwait doesn’t have many Geographic Features, it’s a small country and there aren’t lots of features. </li></ul><ul><li>The Geographic Features of Kuwait: flat to slightly undulating desert plain. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the geographic features of Kuwait is the desert, and the sea is called the Arabian Gulf. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Climate of Kuwait <ul><li>Kuwait has little rainfall, high temperatures and lots of sunshine. July and August are the hottest seasons of the year, the temperature could rise up to 40-50 degrees Celsius. December to February are the winter months, the temperature drops ranging 10 and 14 degrees Celsius. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: Dry desert, intensely hot summers, short, cool winters. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environment of Kuwait <ul><li>Camels are likely to find in the Kuwait desert, although the camel has been domesticated it is a natural Arabian Species. Kuwait also has snakes, lizards or dhub and birds. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the unique heritages is Kuwait’s wild plant-life. Plants are adapted to survive in the harsh temperatures and extreme conditions. Sadly, they suffered under the strong pressure caused by the grazing, collection of fuel. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of Kuwait Women partake for the first time in parliamentary elections. 28 out of 249 candidates are women, none wins a seat. Iraqi troops are stationed along the Kuwaiti-Iraq borders, but the attack many observers fear never materializes, and eventually the troops withdraw. Iraq is forced by US military attacks to recognize the new borders, which leaves Kuwait with a bit larger territory than before 1990. Kuwait is liberated. Kuwait's infrastru-cture is severely damaged, food and supplies scarce. Hundreds of oil-wells have been put to fire, and it takes many months before the last fire is put out Military help is sent from the USA and the Soviet Union to protect Kuwait from Iranian attacks. The Kuwaiti sheikh gets control of half of the oil revenues, money that were used for developing the infrastruc-ture and welfare services Petrol-eum is discov-ered. Britain recognize the independence of Kuwait. Wahhabis of Najd in Arabia attack Kuwait after this 2006 1994 1993 1991 1987 1951 1938 1914 Women of Kuwait Iraqi troops Iraq and US military Liberation of Kuwait USA and the Soviet Union Control of the Kuwaiti Sheikh New Discovery Independence of Kuwait
  7. 7. Customs and Traditions <ul><li>One of the celebration Kuwait discovers is the National day. National Day celebrates the creation of Kuwait as a nation in 1961. this day includes public meetings, and get-together, firework displays, and a spirit of celebration that imbues every Kuwaiti. Young and old wear their national dress to participate in the festivities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Traditional Activities. <ul><li>One of the traditional activities in Kuwait is traditional sporting like horse racing which is still widely pursued by modern Kuwaitis. Another traditional activity is Falconry, which is another ancient local pastime. Training birds to swoop down on their prey from great height at tremendous speed and then return to their owner it’s quite a skill and it takes practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Pearl Diving, is another traditional activity, people used to pearl dive in the past, it was common in the past, but now it’s not that common, since w got the developed machines, some people have their own divers and boats. It is still a traditional activity and there are some people who do this activity. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Government of Kuwait <ul><li>Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy, governed by the al-Sabah family. The present Amir of Kuwait is his highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, fourth son of the late Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who was born in Kuwait on June 6, 1929 and educated in the school of Kuwait and later completed his studies with private tutors. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Economy of Kuwait <ul><li>Kuwait owns about 10 percent of the worlds proven oil reserves. Kuwait has a small relatively open economy conquered by the oil industry and government area. Crude oil reserves of about 95% of export revenues, and 80-90% of government income. During the 1070’s, Kuwait benefited from the dramatic rise in oil prices, which Kuwait actively promoted through its membership in (OPEC). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tourism in Kuwait. <ul><li>One of the places tourist can visit is, The Liberation Tower, it is the symbol of Kuwaiti liberation. There are also the Kuwaiti Towers and the National Museum. The Kuwait Tourist Enterprises Company (KTEC) manages three recreational parks: at Shaab, Sabahiya and Jleeb Al-Shyoukh. Each park includes amusement activities. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography <ul><li>http://i-cias.com/e.o/kuwait_5.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unitedworld-usa.com/reports/kuwait/traditions.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://lexicorient.com/e.o/kuwait_2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kuwait-info.com/sidepages/tourism_placesofiterest.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mideasti.org/country/kuwait </li></ul>

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