Kuwait Liberation Day, 26th February
Modern Day Kuwait
The State of Kuwait (Dawlat al-Kuwayt) is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north. The name Kuwait is derived from the Arabic word meaning “a fortress built near water”. The country is relatively small, covering an area of 17,820 square kilometres (6,880 square miles) and has a population of about 3.5 million.
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The Big Picture is a static feature located within Hartlepool College of Further Education in one of its public areas. It is closely tied to the College’s RESPECT campaign, which promotes equality, fairness and understanding for all individuals across a range of social, moral and historic topics. RESPECT is a valuable resource that links to a range of teaching, learning and tutorial activities and involves and applies to everyone who works or studies in the College.