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State of Kuwait
  • دولة الكويت (Arabic)
  • Dawlat al-Kuwait
Anthem: 
Location of  Kuwait  (green)
Location of  Kuwait  (green)
Capital
and largest city
Kuwait City
29°22′N47°58′E / 29.367°N 47.967°E / 29.367; 47.967
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups
ReligionIslam
DemonymKuwaiti
GovernmentUnitaryconstitutional monarchy[1]
• Emir
Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah
Nawaf Ahmad al-Sabah
Marzouq Al-Ghanim
Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah
LegislatureNational Assembly
Establishment
• Independence from the Emirate of Al Hasa
1752
1913
• End of treaties with the United Kingdom
19 June 1961
Area
• Total
17,820 km2 (6,880 sq mi) (157th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
4,348,395 (140th)
• 2005 census
2,213,403[2]
• Density
200.2/km2 (518.5/sq mi) (61st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$317.068 billion[3] (52nd)
• Per capita
$73,017[3] (5th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$161.885 billion[3] (55th)
• Per capita
$37,280[3] (23rd)
HDI (2014)Steady 0.816[4]
very high · 48th
CurrencyKuwaiti dinar (KWD)
Time zoneAST(UTC+3)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Drives on theright
Calling code+965
ISO 3166 codeKW
Internet TLD.kw
  1. Nominal succession within the House of Sabah.
  2. Emirate

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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