Kuwait, located at the tip of the Persian Gulf, has a population of almost 3 million people. 80% of the population in Kuwait is Arab, with small representations from South and East Asia, and Iran. There is also a considerable expatriate community in Kuwait, although the government rarely grants citizenship to foreigners.
Arabic is the national language, but English is well spoken among the business classes.
After a tumultuous history of occupation and invasion, Kuwait is now a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government, and is often described as the most liberal country in the region.
Almost all of Kuwait’s population is Muslim, with an estimated 60-70% Sunni and 30-40% Shias.
The dinar is the currency used in Kuwait.