Kuwait Facts and History

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Flag of Kuwait
National Flag of Kuwait

Interesting facts about Kuwait

  • Official Name: Dawlat al-Kuwayt (State of Kuwait)
  • Form of Government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (National Assembly [501])
  • President: Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad
  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah
  • GDP: 134.6 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Population: 4.207 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Kuwaiti dinar
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 17,818 km²
  • Dialing Code: +965
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Khashm Ghuḑayy,Al ‘Awjah,Jabal al Banāyā
  • Major Rivers: N/A
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: Slightly larger in area than the U.S. state of Hawaii, Kuwait is bounded to the west and north by Iraq, to the east by the Persian Gulf, and to the south by Saudi Arabia.

Map of Kuwait

National Symbols of Kuwait

  • National Bird: Saker Falcon
  • National Anthem: “an-Nashīd al-Waṭani”
  • National Animal: Arabian camel
  • National Flower: Arfaj flower
  • National Tree: Rhanterium epapposum
  • National Poet: Souad Mohammed Al-Sabah
  • National Game: Football