A sovereign Arab nation situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in western Asia, officially the State of Kuwait. Located at the head of the Arabian Gulf, with Iraq to the north and west, and Saudi Arabia to the southwest. The east however, is all water as the country borders the Persian Gulf and enjoys about 120 miles of coast. The name "Kuwait" is the diminutive of Arabic meaning "fortress". The largest and capital city is Kuwait City. Arabic is the official language although English is widely spoken specially for business and about 80 percent of the people in Kuwait follow Islam.
Kuwait has nine islands, the largest of which are Bubiyan and Al-Warbah. The most popular is Failakah mainly because people actually live on it, but more importantly, the Island was once occupied by Alexander the Great.