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About Kuwait in detail
Where is Kuwait?
Kuwait, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 29 22 N 47 58 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
What is the capital of Kuwait?
The capital city of Kuwait is: Kuwait City.
What is the time in Kuwait City?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Kuwait City is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Kuwait?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Kuwait is: .kw
What is the size of Kuwait?
The territory of Kuwait is total: 17,818 sq km; land: 17,818 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Kuwait is slightly smaller than New Jersey.
If we would like to walk around and discover Kuwait, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 475 km.
What is the water coverage of Kuwait?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Kuwait is covered by water (see below), and this includes 499 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Kuwait?
The climate of Kuwait is dry desert: intensely hot summers: short, cool winters.
Geographical data of Kuwait
The elevation of Kuwait; mean elevation: 108 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m, highest point: unnamed elevation 306 m.
The typical geographical details of Kuwait include flat to slightly undulating desert plain.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Kuwait is strategic location at head of Persian Gulf.
Resources and land use of Kuwait
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 8.5%; arable land 0.6%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 7.6%; forest: 0.4%; other: 91.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Kuwait
The number of inhabitants of Kuwait is 2,832,776 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that densest settlement is along the Persian Gulf, particularly in Kuwait City and on Bubiyan Island; significant population threads extend south and west along highways that radiate from the capital, particularly in the southern half of the country.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 98.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Kuwait is concentrated in KUWAIT (capital) 2.779 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Kuwait
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Kuwaiti 31.3%, other Arab 27.9%, Asian 37.8%, African 1.9%, other 1.1% (includes European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2013 estimate).
Spoken languages in Kuwait
The spoken languages in Kuwait are the following: Arabic (official language), English widely spoken.
What are the most important religions in Kuwait?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim (official) 76.7%, Christian 17.3%, other and unspecified 5.9%note: represents the total population; about 69% of the population consists of immigrants (2013 estimate).
Further population data of Kuwait
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 25.18% (male 371,021 / female 342,362) 15-24 years: 15.16% (male 236,012 / female 193,303) 25-54 years: 52.28% (male 936,604 / female 544,378) 55-64 years: 4.95% (male 79,551 / female 60,602) 65 years and over: 2.43% (male 32,096 / female 36,847) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Kuwait is 1.53% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Kuwait the birth rate is 19.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 2.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Kuwait the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Kuwait, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Kuwait are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Kuwait
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Kuwait has a geographically small, but wealthy, relatively open economy with crude oil reserves of about 102 billion barrels - more than 6% of world reserves. Kuwaiti officials plan to increase oil production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020. PetroleuIn 2015, Kuwait, for the first time in 15 years, realized a budget deficit after decades of high oil prices. Kuwaiti authorities have tried to reduce the deficit by decreasing spending on subsidies for the local population, but with limited success - in 2Kuwait has failed to diversify its economy or bolster the private sector, because of a poor business climate, a large public sector that crowds out private employment of Kuwaiti nationals, and an acrimonious relationship between the National Assembly and.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Kuwait is $110.5 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Kuwait is 2.5% (2016 estimate) 1.1% (2015 estimate) 0.6% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Kuwait this is $71,300 (2016 estimate) $71,500 (2015 estimate) $72,600 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Kuwait produces?
The main agricultural products of Kuwait are fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials.
Drinking water source in Kuwait
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99% of population, rural: 99% of population, total: 99% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1% of population, rural: 1% of population, total: 1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Kuwait
In Kuwait the average number of childbirth is 2.44 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Kuwait
The average age of the population is total: 29.2 years; male: 30.3 years, female: 27.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Kuwait it is 21 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Kuwait is -2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Kuwait. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: not specified.
Is Kuwait a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Kuwait
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Kuwait density of the hospital beds is 2.2 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Kuwait the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Kuwait the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Kuwait is 38.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Kuwait? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Kuwait are sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August.
More interesting facts about Kuwait
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Kuwait has been ruled by the AL-SABAH dynasty since the 18th century. The threat of Ottoman invasion in 1899 prompted Amir Mubarak AL-SABAH to seek protection from Britain, ceding foreign and defense responsibility to Britain until 1961, when the country attained its independence. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91. The AL-SABAH family returned to power in 1991 and established one of the most independent legislatures in the Arab World. The country witnessed the historic election in 2009 of four women to its National Assembly. Amid the 2010-11 uprisings and protests across the Arab world, stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, staged small protests in early 2011 demanding citizenship, jobs, and other benefits available to Kuwaiti nationals. Youth activist groups' repeated rallies in 2011 for the dismissal of a prime minister seen as being corrupt, ultimately led to his resignation in late 2011. Demonstrations renewed in late 2012 in response to an Amiri decree amending the electoral law. The opposition, led by a coalition of Sunni Islamists, tribalists, some liberals, and myriad youth groups, largely boycotted legislative elections in 2012 and 2013, which ushered in a legislature more amenable to the government's agenda. However, the opposition, expressing strong opposition to the government’s fiscal reforms, participated in the November 2016 National Assembly and won almost half of the positions. Since coming to power in 2006, the Amir has dissolved the National Assembly on seven occasions (the Constitutional Court annulled the Assembly in June 2012 and again in June 2013) and shuffled the cabinet over a dozen times, usually citing political stagnation and gridlock between the legislature and the government..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Kuwait: 19 June 1961 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Kuwait
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red with a black trapezoid based on the hoist side; colors and design are based on the Arab Revolt flag of World War I; green represents fertile fields, white stands for purity, red denotes blood on Kuwaiti swords, black signifies the defeat of the enemy.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Kuwait: golden falcon; national colors: green, white, red, black.
Constitution of Kuwait
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Kuwait?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Kuwait is mixed legal system consisting of English common law, French civil law, and Islamic religious law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Kuwait, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Majlis al-Umma (65 seats; 50 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 15 ex-officio members - cabinet ministers - appointed by the prime minister; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 26 November 2016 (next to be held in 2020)election results: preliminary results - opposition groups including those linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists won 24 seats, 1 woman, other 25.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Kuwait
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Kuwait the labor force is 2.546 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Kuwait is total: 7.1 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 6.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Kuwait is 3% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Kuwait, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Kuwait the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Kuwait the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Kuwait
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Kuwait is; revenues: $47.14 billion, expenditures: $65.32 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 42.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Kuwait is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Kuwait
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 3.3% (2016 estimate), 3.3% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Kuwait
Kuwait, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Kuwait is: $43.84 billion (2016 estimate), $55.32 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: oil and refined products, fertilizers.
The most important imported products are: food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, clothing, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 13.2%, US 9.6%, Saudi Arabia 7.7%, Japan 6.5%, Germany 5.1%, France 4.3%, India 4.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Kuwait
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Kuwait, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Kuwait, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Kuwait; the quality of service is excellentdomestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and open-wire and fiber-optic cable; a mobile-cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country isinternational: country code - 965; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth stations - 6 (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Kuwait
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Kuwait: 7 (2013), and the number of heliports: 4 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Kuwait: total: 6,608 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Kuwait: N/A.
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Facts about Kuwait
Name of the country: conventional long form: State of Kuwait, conventional short form: Kuwait, local long form: Dawlat al Kuwayt, local short form: Al Kuwayt, etymology: the name derives from the capital city, which is from Arabic "al-Kuwayt" a diminutive of "kut" meaning "fortress encircled by water".
|Abbrevation: Kuwait||Geographic coordinates:
29 30 N, 45 45 E
|Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Kuwait: Kuwait City||GPS of the Capital:
29 22 N 47 58 E
|Position: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia|
|Land area: total: 17,818 sq km; land: 17,818 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: flat to slightly undulating desert plain
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey|
|Population: 2,832,776 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.53% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.08 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.22 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.72 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.31 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.89 male(s) / female, total population: 1.41 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $43.84 billion (2016 estimate), $55.32 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $28.32 billion (2016 estimate), $27.34 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 13.2%, US 9.6%, Saudi Arabia 7.7%, Japan 6.5%, Germany 5.1%, France 4.3%, India 4.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 98.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): KUWAIT (capital) 2.779 million (2015)||Median age: total: 29.2 years; male: 30.3 years, female: 27.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.289 million. Percent of population: 82.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 480,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 8.305 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 298 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 3% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Kuwaiti(s) adjective: Kuwaiti||National holidays: National Day, 25 February (1950)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78 years. Male: 76.6 years, female: 79.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.44 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 19.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.3%; male: 96.5%, female: 95.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system consisting of English common law, French civil law, and Islamic religious law||Suffrage: 21 years of age, universal|
|Industries: petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials||Industrial production growth rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.5% (2016 estimate) 1.1% (2015 estimate) 0.6% (2014 estimate)|
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