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Kuwait is an Arab country in Western Asia.


Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia.


Kuwait was historically the site of settlements from the Ubaid period (c. 6500 to 3800 BC).[1][2] The earliest evidence of sailing has been found in Kuwait: the world's oldest reed boat was found in Subiya in northern Kuwait.[3]

In 224 AD, Kuwait fell under the control of the Sassanid Empire.[28] In 636 AD, the Battle of Chains between the Sassanid Empire and Rashidun Caliphate was fought in Kuwait near the town of Kazma.[4] As a result of the Rashidun victory in the seventh century, an early Islamic settlement known as Kadhima was founded in Kuwait.[5]

In 1613, the town of Kuwait was founded in modern-day Kuwait City. In 1716, the Bani Utubs settled in Kuwait. At the time of the arrival of the Utubs, Kuwait was inhabited by a few fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village.[6] In the eighteenth century, Kuwait prospered and rapidly became the principal commercial center for the transit of goods between India, Muscat, Baghdad and Arabia. By the mid 1700s, Kuwait had already established itself as the major trading route from the Persian Gulf to Aleppo.[7]

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