Kuwait Facts

Kuwait Facts

Kuwait, known officially as the State of Kuwait, is an Arab country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. See the fact file below for more information about Kuwait.

Capital
Kuwait City

Population
2,111,561
note: includes 1,159,913 non-nationals (July 2002 est.)

Area
total: 17,820 sq km, slightly smaller than New Jersey

Type of Government
nominal constitutional monarchy

Money
Kuwaiti dinar (KD)

Climate
dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters

Primary Language
Arabic (official), English widely spoken