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Capital: Kuwait


Total Population: 4,052,584
Natural Increase: 2.9%
Density: 227 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 98.4%
Population of the governorates: Farwaniyah (1,077,377); Hawalli (890,533); Ahmadi (809,353); Kuwait (the capital) (534,964); Jahra (491,392); Mubarak Al-Kabeer (230,727)
Ethnic Origins: Kuwaiti about 31%, other Arab about 28%, South Asian about 38%, African about 2%, other about 1% (includes European, North American, South American and Australian).
Official Language: Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken: English is considered as the second language.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shia 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
Literacy Rate: 93.3%
National Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 KWD = 2.8302 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 17,820 km²
Type of State: Constitutional hereditary emirate.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
Its economy depends on petroleum exports.
HDI*: 0.816/1
HDI (World Rank): 48/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Kuwait, dial 00
To call Kuwait, dial +965
Internet Suffix: .kw
Computers: 23.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 17.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 79.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 27,25929,29931,48431,53931,455
Exports of Goods (million USD) 118,912115,105104,31555,09246,032
Imports of Services (million USD) 20,01419,87322,33822,99326,239
Exports of Services (million USD) 8,2505,5945,6845,6765,527

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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