Kuwait Geography: Topography

Kuwait Geography: Topography Last updated on Tuesday 20th April 2010

Kuwait is, for all practical purposes, a flat desert. Its highest point is a hill which is only about 300m high (1000ft). There are nine off-shore islands but only one of them, Failaka, is inhabited. Most of the land area of the country is below 200m (660ft) in elevation.

The soil of the desert does not lend itself to agriculture. Less than 9% of the land is arable and water comes almost exclusively from desalination plants.

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