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Kuwait City and Oilfields in Kuwait – November 24th, 2009

29.3N 48.0E

November 24th, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Kuwait - November 16th, 2009

Kuwait - November 16th, 2009

Kuwait‘s capital and largest city, called Kuwait City, appears as a bright white area extending inland from the shores of the Persian Gulf in the lower part of this ASAR image.

To the north, Bubiyan Island is separated from the mainland in the northeast by the channel Khawr Abd Allah and from the mainland in the southwest by the channel Khawr as Sabiyah. The water currents can be seen flowing through the channels, around the large island and into the gulf.

West of the island, an area stands out as slightly lighter  as compared to the surrounding dark grey landscape. This area contains several oilfields, including the Ar Rawdatain Oilfield and the Sabriyah Oilfield. The white lines extending from the oilfields towards Kuwait City are paved roads.

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