Kuwait flag information
Description flag of Kuwait
three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white and red with a black trapezoid based on the hoist side; design, which dates to 1961, based on the Arab revolt flag of World War I
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Official country name
State of Kuwait
Dawlat al Kuwayt (long)
Al Kuwayt (short)
Kuwaiti(s) (noun) Al Kuwayt (adjective)
Arabic (official), English widely spoken
2,596,799 ranked 141, (data 2008)
strategic location at head of Persian Gulf. The lowest point is Persian Gulf 0 m.
Coastline 499 km.
462km, Iraq 240 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km.
6 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Al Ahmadi, Al 'Asimah, Al Farwaniyah, Al Jahra', Hawalli, Mubarak al Kabir
19 June 1961 (from UK)