Talk:Saudi–Kuwaiti neutral zone

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fufilled the map request, but I don't know how to have it in a box with a caption. How do you do this? --Christhebull 16:37, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

The map shown seems to allude that all of the former Neutral Zone is now ensconced in Kuwaiti territory, in sense the "division" between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia meant that Kuwait got 100% of the Zone and Saudi Arabia got 0%. While I don't doubt the accuracy of the map shown (as I've seen other maps from before 1966 showing the same thing), I highly doubt that the Saudi government would abide by such a "deal". Can it either:

  • be more explained in the article how much each country got in the division
  • be shown on the map what part of the Zone is now in Kuwaiti territory and which is in Saudi territory more clearly?

--Canuckguy 23:54, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

in reply to the above user... the Kuwaiti boarders used to extend inside the current saudi lands all the way near Bahrain. I believe there was a British law that defines the boarders which is number of miles from the capital -Kuwait city.

Parts of Saudi Arabia (eastern areas AKA Sharqya) used to be Kuwaiti. People living there still have families in Kuwait and most of them do have both nationalities. The thing is Kuwait lost the biggest oilfield that now all the Saudi wealth comes from. Abdulaziz 18:32, 16 Feb 2006 (KWT)

Some of Sadui Arabia did get. erm.... sorry I'm very tierd but the meaning got through. Zazaban 02:52, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes, the article was clear on that. However, the article failed to state how much Saudi Arabia got and how much Kuwait got. The map also seems to indicate the entirety of the former neutral zone is in Kuwait, it seems to show that the area from Qasr to Mina' 'Abd Allah is a) completely in Kuwait b)the entirety (as well as the unnamed desert area to the west) of the neutral zone. What I'd like to know is where the Saudi portion is? --Canuckguy 00:35, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
The Library of Congress says "Divided Zone. Originally a shared area between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Each country annexed its half of the zone in 1966 but continued to respect the other country's right to the national resources in the whole zone." http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/saudi_arabia/sa_glos.html Remembering a 1957 map and looking at other maps of Kuwait in wikipedia this looks like the Kuwaiti part of the zone only.Barliner 16:21, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

For anyone that wants to work on this map request, there is one showing the correct boundaries at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/persian_gulf_1973.jpg and there is a more detailed textual description in the PDF listed under references. Kmusser (talk) 18:33, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I did the best I could. Any better map will be welcomed, but for the moment we already have a right one. Kordas (sínome!) 00:44, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Neutral Zone[edit]

On older maps (say, from the fifties, sixties...), there was a rhomboid to the west of Kuwait labeled as, if I recall correctly, "Neutral Zone." After the various recent wars, it was no longer shown on maps. I would like to know about this land. when I searched Wikipedia for "Neutral Zone," I couldn't find any-thing on it and wound up here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 211.225.30.91 (talk) 06:10, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

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