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About Kuwait in detail
Where is Kuwait?
In case Kuwait is looking on the map under the Coordinates 29 22 N 47 58 E otherwise in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
What is the capital city of Kuwait?
The capital city of Kuwait is Kuwait City.
What is the time in Kuwait City?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Kuwait City’s timezone 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 somewhat smaller than New Jersey.
If we would like to walk around and discover Kuwait, we can cover a total distance: 475 km.
What is the water coverage of Kuwait?
We have already mentioned 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 desert: intensely hot summers: short, cool winters.
Geographical data of Kuwait
Kuwait’s elevation; mean elevation: 108 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m, highest point: unnamed elevation 306 m.
The specific geographical details of Kuwait include a flat to slightly undulating desert plain.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Kuwait is a strategic location at the head of the 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 the population distribution, it is safe to say that the 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 look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 98.3% of the 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 are Kuwaiti 31.3%, other Arab 27.9%, Asian 37.8%, African 1.9%, and other 1.1% (European, North American, South American, and Australian) (2013 estimate).
Spoken languages in Kuwait
The spoken languages in Kuwait are Arabic (official language), and English is widely spoken.
What are the most important religions in Kuwait?
According to this, during the general census, researchers examine the churches: 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 developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Kuwait, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Kuwait, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Kuwait are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Kuwait
Suppose 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. For the first time in 15 years, Kuwait 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. Kuwait has failed to diversify its economy or bolster the private sector because of a poor business climate, a large public sector that crowds out Kuwaiti nationals’ private employment.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Kuwait is $110.5 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Kuwait is 2.5% (2016 estimate), 1.1% (2015 estimate) 0.6% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, 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 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.
The essential segments are petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, and 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 essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99% of the population, rural: 99% of the population, total: 99% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 1% of the people, rural: 1% of the people, total: 1% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Kuwait
In Kuwait, the average delivery number is 2.44 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Kuwait
The population’s average age is 29.2 years; male: 30.3 years, female: 27.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of Kuwait. It is 21 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new 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. The residency requirement for naturalization: not specified.
Is Kuwait a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Kuwait
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Kuwait, the hospital beds’ density is 2.2 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Kuwait: N/A.
However, 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 due to the disease.
In Kuwait, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Kuwait is 38.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Kuwait? Is there any?
The most known natural risk 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
Like every country and society, a few words about the past are connected to its history; the AL-SABAH dynasty has ruled Kuwait since the 18th century. The threat of the 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 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 various 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, citing political stagnation and gridlock between the legislature and the government.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones 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 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 national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Kuwait: golden falcon; national colors: green, white, red, black.
Constitution of Kuwait
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
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 time, the legal system of a country is 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, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
Kuwait’s legal system is a 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. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved 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).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Kuwait
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. 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).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Kuwait, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: N/A% highest 10%: N/A%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was 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 of the criteria 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 most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Kuwait, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: N/A% highest 10%: N/A%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Kuwait
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Kuwait’s budget 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 N/A.
The fiscal year in Kuwait is 1 April – 31 March.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Kuwait
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; 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. Kuwait’s export value is: $43.84 billion (2016 estimate), $55.32 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: oil and refined products, fertilizers.
Kuwait’s most important export partners are South Korea 14.5%, China 12.1%, India 12.1%, Japan 10.4%, the United States 7.6%, Pakistan 5.9%, Singapore 4.3% (2015).
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%, the United States 9.6%, Saudi Arabia 7.7%, Japan 6.5%, Germany 5.1%, France 4.3%, India 4.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Kuwait
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Kuwait, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 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 excellent. Domestic: 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. International: 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 if 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 & data about Kuwait
Name of the country: conventional long way: the State of Kuwait, traditional short form: Kuwait, local long form: Dawlat al Kuwayt, local short state: 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.”
|Abbreviation: Kuwait||Geographic coordinates:
29 30 N, 45 45 E
|Country Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Kuwait: Kuwait City||GPS of the Capital:
29 22 N 47 58 E
|Position: the 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: somewhat 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 the 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 the 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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