flag Kuwait Kuwait: Statistical Overview

Capital: Kuwait

Population

Total Population: 4,270,563
Natural Increase: 1.5%
Density: 240 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 100.0%
Population of the governorates: Hawalli (957,100); Farwaniyah (893,000); Al Fintas (516,300); Al Jahra (452,300); Kuwait (the capital) (406,600); Mangaf (337,200); Al-Firdous (264,800); Mubarak Al-Kabeer (250,200)
Ethnic Origins: Kuwaitis make up about 30% of the total population of Kuwait, while expatriates account for 70%. Most expatriates are of South Asian or Arab origin, with a small number of Africans, Europeans, North Americans, South Americans and Australians. (Central Statistical Bureau of Kuwait)
Official Language: Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken: English is considered as the second language.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shia 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
Literacy Rate: 93.3%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Kuwait City

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Country Overview

Area: 17,820 km²
Type of State: Constitutional hereditary emirate.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
Its economy depends on petroleum exports.
HDI*: 0.816/1
HDI (World Rank): 48/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Kuwait

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Kuwait, dial 00
To call Kuwait, dial +965
Internet Suffix: .kw
Computers: 23.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 17.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 79.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 31,45533,57335,86433,57427,738
Exports of Goods (million USD) 46,03255,01571,93864,48340,116
Imports of Services (million USD) 26,23927,18035,38828,65017,464
Exports of Services (million USD) 5,5274,7227,5617,4806,703

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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