See also:port in
See also:Arabia at the
See also:angle of the Persian Gulf in 29° 20' N. and 48" E., about 8o m. due S. of Basra and 6o m . S.W. of the mouth of the Shat el Arab . The name
See also:Kuwet is the diminutive
See also:form of.Kut, a
See also:term in
See also:Irak for a walled
See also:village; it is also shown in some maps as Grane or
See also:Grain, a corruption of Kuren, the diminutive of Karn, a
See also:horn . It lies on the south side of a
See also:bay 20 M. long and 5 M. wide, the mouth of which is protected by two islands, forming a
See also:fine natural
See also:harbour, with
See also:good anchorage in from 4 to 9 fathoms of
See also:water . The
See also:town has 15,000 inhabitants and is clean and well built; the
See also:country around being practically
See also:desert, it depends entirely on the
See also:sea and its
See also:trade, and its sailors have a high reputation as the most skilful and trustworthy on the Persian Gulf; while its position as the nearest port to Upper
See also:Nejd gives it
See also:great importance as the port of entry for
See also:rice, piece goods, &c., and of export for horses,
See also:sheep, wool and other products of the interior . Kuwet was recommended in 185o by General F . R .
See also:Chesney as the
See also:terminus of his proposed
See also:Euphrates Valley railway, and since 1898, when the extension of the Anatolian railway to
See also:Bagdad and the Gulf has been under discussion,
See also:attention has again been directed to it . An alternative site for the terminus has been suggested in
See also:Urn Khasa, at the
See also:head of the Khor `Abdallah, where a branch of the Shat el Arab formerly entered the sea; it lies some 20 M . N.E. of Kuwet and separated from it by the
See also:island of Bubian, which has for some
See also:time been in
See also:Turkish occupation . An attempt by
See also:Turkey to occupy Kuwet in 1893 was met by a formal protest from Great Britain against any infringement of the status quo, and in 1899
See also:Sheikh Mubarak of Kuwet placed his interests under
See also:protection . The
See also:total trade passing through Kuwet in 1904–1905 was valued at £16c,oco .
The imports include arms and
See also:ammunition, piece goods, rice,
See also:sugar, &c.; and the exports, horses, pearls,
See also:dates, wool, &c . The steamers of the British India Steamship
See also:call fortnightly . (R . A .
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