Kuwait

Kuwait's flagLocation: Southwest Asia
Official name: State of Kuwait
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1961 / 1961
Capital city: Kuwait City
Population: 3.1 million / 451 people per sq mile (174 people per sq km)
Total land area: 6880 square miles (17,820 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Arabic (official language), English
Main religions: Sunni Muslim 45%, Shi’a Muslim 40%, Christian, Hindu, and other 15%
Ethnic mix: Kuwaiti 45%, Other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Other 7%, Iranian 4%
Government type: Monarchy
Currency: Kuwaiti dinar = 1000 fils
Literacy rate: 94%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3038 kilocalories


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