Official Name: State of Kuwait
Capital: Kuwait City -
Area: 17,818 sq. km. / 11,072 sq. miles.
Status of Homosexuality: Illegal Telephone
Country Code: 965 Kuwait
has the world's fifth largest proven oil reserves and is the ninth richest country in the world per capita. Kuwait is a Muslim nation and thus both homosexuality and cross-dressing are treated as crimes and signs of immorality. However, as is the case with other "moderate" Muslim nations in the Middle East, there are few recorded cases of the criminal laws being enforced. Article 193 of the Penal Code punishes homosexuality between men, over the age of 21, with up to seven years imprisonment. If the conduct involves persons under the age of 21, then imprisonment can be for a maximum of ten years