Kuwait

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State of Kuwait

Capital

Kuwait City

Official language (s)

Arabic

Area

17.820 km2

Population

3.566.437

Ethnic groups

33,9% - Kuwaiti Arabs
45,9% - other Arabs
13,5% - South/East Asian
1,9% - Iranian
4,8% - Europeans and Americans 

Major cities
(with population)

Kuwait City - 2.380.000

Currency (-ies)

Kuwaiti dinar (KWD), subdivided into 1000 fils  

Main religion (s)

85% - Muslim

Time zone (s)

GTM + 03

Dialing code

+965

Climate

Kuwait has an arid subtropical climate characterized by extremely hot and dry conditions during summer from May to October. Winter from November to April is generally pleasant with occasional night temperatures nearing freezing point. The Shamal, a strong sand and dust storm occurs frequently in summer.
Average temperature ranges in Kuwait City range from 8 to 18°C (46 to 64°F) in winter to 29 to 45°C (84 to 113°F) in summer. 

Administrative division

Kuwait is divided into 6 governorates (muhafazah). The governorates are further subdivided into districts.

Major airports

Kuwait City: Kuwait International Airport (KWI)







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