Thursday, September 16, 2010

Child from Kuwait

The back reads
Kuwaiti hand made

The stamp you see on the front 'State of Kuwait' is part of the picture.  

postmarked in 2010 with a great stamp from Kuwait of a girl weaving

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I was very excited when I opened my mailbox and found this postcard!  What a great looking kid on my first postcard from Kuwait :-)

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The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab emirate situated in the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, and Iraq to the north. It lies on the northwestern shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the Arabic "akwat", the plural of "kout", meaning fortress built near water.  The emirate covers an area of 17,820 square kilometres (6,880 sq mi) and has a population of about 2.7 million.

Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government, with Kuwait City serving as the country's political and economic capital. The country has the world's fifth largest oil reserves and petroleum products now account for nearly 95% of export revenues, and 80% of government income.  It is classified as a high income economy by the World Bank and is designated as a major non-NATO ally of the United States.

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