Estimated 2,651,400 population - Capital: Kuwait City
The small but delightful desert nation of Kuwait has seen wars come and go due to its richness in oil wells which lie along the border of Iraq. Kuwait lies at the north-east tip of the Arabian Peninsula, on the shore of the Persian Gulf. A number of small islands belong to Kuwait, including Faylakah, Bubiyan, and Warbah. Although the harsh climate and conditions of living are difficult you'll find the people friendly and keen to share their beautiful country with visiting tourists.