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flag Kuwait Kuwait: Introduction

Capital: Kuwait

Population

Total Population: 3,368,572
Natural Increase: 3.6%
Density: 189 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 98.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Kuwait City (2,380,000); Qalib Ash Shuyukh (180,000); As Salimiyah (150,000); Hawalli (110,000); Janub Khitan (90,000); Al Farwaniyah (80,000).
Ethnic Origins: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%.
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%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Kuwait City

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)



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*: 0.815/1
HDI (World Rank): 46/187

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.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Kuwait, Dial 00
To Make a Call to 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: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 20,34122,67525,88227,25929,500
Exports of Goods (million USD) 51,93769,978103,205118,546115,000
Imports of Services (million USD) 11,29714,20316,2219,413-
Exports of Services (million USD) 10,4258,4299,2389,413-

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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