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Kuwait is situated at the northeast corner of the Arabian Gulf, or, as more commonly known, the Persian Gulf. It is sandwiched between Saudi Arabia to the south and west and Iraq to its northern and eastern borders. Most of the four million inhabitants are situated in the main city, Kuwait City, and immediate outlying governorates. Its governmental structure consists of an emir, or chief ruler, a prime minister, parliament, and constitution. The constitution enshrines both freedom of religion tempered by the official religion of Sunni religion and an interpretation of shari’a law that …

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Crace, Benjamin, “Kuwait”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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