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Where is Kuwait?

map showing the location of Kuwait

Located in the continent of Asia, Kuwait covers 17,818 square kilometers of land, making it the 159th largest nation in terms of land area.

Kuwait became an independent state in 1961, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Kuwait is 2,646,314 (2012) and the nation has a density of 149 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD). As well, the people of Kuwait are refered to as Kuwaiti.

The dialing code for the country is 965 and the top level internet domain for Kuwaiti sites is .kw.

Kuwait shares land borders with 2 countries: Saudi Arabia, Iraq.

To learn more, visit our detailed Kuwait section.

Quick facts

Population 2,646,314
Density 148.5 / km2 ( 384.7 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1961
Capital Kuwait City (Al Asimah)
Currency Kuwaiti Dinar
GDP 176,000,000,000 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 66,508 (2013 data)
Land Area 17,818 km2 (6,880 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Saudi Arabia, Iraq
Minimum Longitude 46.550
Maximum Longitude 48.430
Mininum Latitude 28.520
Maximum Latitude 30.090

What is the capital of Kuwait?

map showing the location of Kuwait
Location of Kuwait City on a map.

Kuwait City is the capital city of Kuwait. It has a population of 60,064, and is located on a latitue of 29.37 and longitude of 47.98.

Kuwait City is also the political center of Kuwait, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Kuwait City, the Capital Of Kuwait

City Kuwait City
Country Kuwait
Population 60,064
Longitude 47.97833000
Latitude 29.36972000
Elevation 16 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Kuwait

Rank City Population
#1Al Ahmadi637,411
#2Hawalli164,212
#3As Salimiyah147,649
#4Sabah as Salim139,163
#5Al Farwaniyah86,525
#6Al Fahahil68,290
#7Kuwait City60,064
#8Ar Rumaythiyah58,135
#9Ar Riqqah52,068

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.