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Kuwait Facts

Kuwait's Information

Flag of Kuwait
Land Area 17,818 km2
Total Area 17,818km2 (#152)
Population 2,832,776 (#141)
Population Density 158.98/km2
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $301.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $71,300
Currency Dinar (KWD)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Kuwait
    (long form) State of Kuwait
  • Capital City: Kuwait City (151,060 pop.)
    (2,380,000 metro)
  • Kuwait Population: 2,695,316 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KD)
    (conversion rates)

    Kuwaiti Dinar
    One Dinar
  • Ethnicity: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
  • GDP total: $165.9 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $43,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), English widely spoken
  • Largest Cities: (by population) as-Salimiyah, Jalib as-Suyuh, Kuwait City
  • Name: Arabic meaning, 'fort'
  • National Day: Frebruary 25
  • Religion: Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shia 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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