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Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91. The AL-SABAH family has ruled since returning to power in 1991 and reestablished an elected legislature that in recent years has become increasingly assertive. The country witnessed the historic election in May 2009 of four women to its National Assembly. Amid the 2010-11 uprisings and protests across the Arab world, stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, staged small protests in February and March 2011 demanding citizenship, jobs, and other benefits available to Kuwaiti nationals. Youth activist groups - supported by opposition legislators and the prime minister's rivals within the ruling family - rallied in March 2011 for an end to corruption and the ouster of the prime minister and his cabinet. Similar protests continued sporadically throughout April and May. In late September 2011 government inquiries of widespread corruption drew more public anger and renewed calls for the prime minister's removal.



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Transportation

Airports World Ranking: 168
7 (2012)

Airports - with paved runways
Total 4
Over 3,047 m 1
2,438 to 3,047 m 2
1,524 to 2,437 m 1 (2012)

Airports - with unpaved runways
Total 3
1,524 to 2,437 m 1
Under 914 m 2 (2012)

Heliports
4 (2012)

Pipelines
Gas 269 km; oil 540 km; refined products 57 km (2010)

Roadways World Ranking: 150
Total 5,749 km
Paved 4,887 km
Unpaved 862 km (2004)

Merchant marine World Ranking: 82
Total 34
By type
Bulk carrier 2, carrier 3, container 6, liquefied gas 4, petroleum tanker 19
Registered in other countries
45 (Bahamas 1, Bahrain 5, Comoros 1, Libya 1, Malta 3, Marshall Islands 2, Panama 12, Qatar 6, Saudi Arabia 4, UAE 10) (2010)

Ports and terminals
Ash Shu'aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Az Zawr (Mina' Sa'ud), Mina' 'Abd Allah, Mina' al Ahmadi


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  Kuwait (Kuwait City):


  GPS points from Kuwait (Kuwait City)

Jal Al Liyah Muhafazat Al Wafrah

Al-khashaniya Muhafazat Al Wafrah

Ar Rahiyyah Muhafazat Al Wafrah

Dohat Abu Tala Muhafazat Al Wafrah

Shagat Al-jleeb Muhafazat Al Wafrah

Ash Shaqay Muhafazat Al Wafrah

Idaira Al Hamth Muhafazat Al Wafrah

An Nimratayn Muhafazat Al Wafrah




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