Kuwait Facts

Kuwait Facts

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