About Kuwait
State of Kuwait
CAPITAL :                                                                      
Kuwait City 
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION :                                      
Kuwait is situated in the northeastern part of Arabian Peninsula, at the head of the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait is bordered on the north and west by Iraq, on the south and west by The Kingdom of Saudi Arabi
GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES :                              
29.3223 and 47.4829
AREA :                                                                            
Total Land Area: 17,820m2
POPULATION :                                                              
3,182,970, approximately 1 million Kuwaiti nationals
Source: (Ministry of Planning, December 2006) 
CLIMATE :                                                                      
Kuwait has a desert climate, hot and dry. Rainfall varies from 75 to 150 millimeters a year across the country; actual rainfall has ranged from 25 millimeters a year to as much as 325 millimeters. 
NATURAL RESOURCES :                                          
Petroleum, Natural Gas
GOVERNMENT TYPE :                                                
Constitutional hereditary emirate
CONSTITUTION :                                                          
Approved and promulgated November 11, 1962
INDEPENDENCE :                                                      
19 June 1961
NATIONAL HOLIDAY :                                                  
National Day: February 25
Liberation Day: February 26
KUWAIT AMIR :                                                            
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah (since January 29, 2006)
THE CROWN PRINCE :                                              
His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (since February 7, 2006)
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH :                                           
Unicameral National Assembly or Majlis Al-Umma (50 seats, members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms)
Elections last held on June 29, 2006
EXECUTIVE POWER :                                                
The Council of Ministers is presided by His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
LEGAL SYSTEM :                                                        
Civil law system with Islamic law significant in personal matters. 
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS :                                
Six governorates; Al-Asimah, Hawalli, Al-Jahra, Al-Ahmadi, Al-FArwaniyah, Muabrak Al-Kabir
OIL EXPORTS :                                                            
2.247 million Barrel per day (2006)
OIL REVENUE :                                                            
KD 13.7 billion (2006)
Shares: Over KD 41 billion (2006)
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX :                            
Ranking No. 33 in the world, and 1st in the Arab & Islamic countries 
(Source: United Nation Development Index)
RELIGION :                                                                    
LANGUAGES :                                                              
Arabic (official)
English widely spoken


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