Kuwait is located between Saudi Arabia and Iraq and is larger than the state of Connecticut. Oil has turned Kuwait into one of the Middle East’s richest countries. Its landscape consists almost entirely of flat desert with slight elevations. Approximately 75 percent of the population is Muslim, including nearly all Kuwaiti citizens. Kuwaiti society is generally conservative, in which Islam is a pervasive influence. Sincerity, family ties, and adhering to tradition are important in Kuwaiti society.