(Dawlat al-Kuwayt (State of Kuwait))

Capital: Kuwait (City)

Population (Estimated July 2012): 2,646,314

Area: 17,818 km2 or 6,880 mi2

Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KD)

Official Language: Arabic

Political Information: Hereditary Constitutional Monarchy

Official Religion: Islam (approximately 85% of the population are Muslim and 15% have other religious beliefs)


GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $171.1 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $149.8 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $40,700 (US$) or (GBP)


Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +3:00


Counties/Provinces/States: 6 governorates (muhafazat, singular – muhafazah); Al Ahmadi, Al ‘Asimah, Al Farwaniyah, Al Jahra’, Hawalli, Mubarak al Kabir


Leaders: Amir SABAH al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah (since 29 January 2006); Crown Prince NAWAF al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah (born 25 June 1937), with Prime Minister JABIR AL-MUBARAK al-Hamad al-Sabah (since 30 November 2011); First Deputy Prime Minister NASIR al-Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (since 12 December 2017); Deputy Prime Ministers SABAH al-KHALD al-Sabah (since 4 August 2013), KHALD al-Jarrah al-Sabah (since December 2016), Anas al-SALEH (since 2015)


Additional: Gained independence from the UK on the 19th of June 1961.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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