الكويت هي دولة عربية مستقلة تقع في شرق شبه الجزيرة العربية في جنوب غرب القارة الآسيوية على الخليج العربي، يحدها من الشمال العراق ، ومن الجنوب السعودية. سميت بالكويت نسبة إلى الكوت والكويت هو تصغير للفظ الكوت باللغة العامية والكوت عبارة عن بناء يخزن فيه الأسلحة.
The State of Kuwait is a small constitutional monarchy on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by ► Saudi Arabia to the south and ► Iraq to the north. The name is a diminutive of an Arabic word meaning "fortress built near water."
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