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دولة الكويت (Arabic)
Dawlat al-Kuwait
Anthem: an-Nashīd al-Waṭani
National 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[1]
Ethnic groups
  • 40.42% Asian
  • 30.36% Kuwaiti
  • 27.29% Other Arabs
  • 1.02% African
  • 0.39% European
  • 0.52% Other
[2]
Religion
Demonym(s)Kuwaiti
GovernmentUnitaryconstitutional monarchy[3]
• Emir
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sabah Khalid al-Sabah
Marzouq Ali al-Ghanim
LegislatureNational Assembly
Establishment
1613
• Independence from the Emirate of Al Hasa
1752
23 January 1899
29 July 1913
• End of treaties with the United Kingdom
19 June 1961
14 May 1963
• Kuwait National Day
25 February
• Kuwait Liberation Day
26 February 1991
Area
• Total
17,818 km2 (6,880 sq mi) (152nd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2019 estimate
4,420,110 Decrease[2] (127th)
• 2005 census
2,213,403[4]
• Density
200.2/km2 (518.5/sq mi) (61st)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$303 billion[5] (57th)
• Per capita
Decrease $67,891[5] (8th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$118.271 billion[5] (57th)
• Per capita
$28,199[5] (23rd)
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.808[6]
very high · 57th
CurrencyKuwaiti dinar (KWD)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving sideright
Calling code+965
ISO 3166 codeKW
Internet TLD.kw

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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