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Kuwait

Official English Name: State of Kuwait

Official Local Name(s): دولة الكويت

Common English Name: Kuwait

Capital: Kuwait City

REGION
Middle East
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Iraq (North and West)
Saudi Arabia (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Persian Gulf (East)
TOTAL AREA
17,818 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
462 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
499 km
CLIMATE
Dry desert
TERRAIN
Flat desert plain
HIGHEST POINT
Unnamed elevation (306 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Fish
Shrimp
Natural gas
NATURAL DISASTERS
Sandstorms
Dust storms
Heavy rains
DEMONYM
Kuwaiti
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Arab (59.2%)
Asian (37.8%)
African (1.9%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (76.7%)
Christian (17.3%)
POPULATION
4,183,658
LARGEST CITY
Jleeb al-Shuyoukh (314,162)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Salimiyah (289,243)
Farwaniya (254,825)
Hawalli (205,809)
Khitan (168,097)
Mahbula (140,962)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional Emirate
HEAD OF STATE
Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
6 Governorates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
19 June 1961 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden falcon
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Al-Nasheed Al-Watani
GDP PER CAPITA
$70,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
د.ك (Kuwaiti Dinar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = د.ك0.30
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.kw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+965

Qarqe’an is a celebration that occurs twice a year on the 15th night of Sha’ban and on the 15th night of Ramadan. Children roam from door to door, getting sweets from neighbors and singing traditional songs.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ku.html (Majority of information)

https://www.paci.gov.kw/stat/SubCategory.aspx?ID=2 (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 10 November 2016