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State of Kuwait
دولة الكويت (Arabic)
Dawlat al-Kuwayt
Anthem: an-Nashīd al-Waṭani
National Anthem
Location of Kuwait (green)
Location of Kuwait (green)
CapitalKuwait City
29°22′N 47°58′E / 29.367°N 47.967°E / 29.367; 47.967
Official languagesArabic[1]
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy[3]
• Emir
Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Marzouq Al-Ghanim
LegislatureNational Assembly
• Independence from the Bani Khalid Emirate
23 January 1899
29 July 1913
• End of treaties with the United Kingdom
19 June 1961
14 May 1963
• Kuwait National Day
25 February 1961
• Kuwait Liberation Day
26 February 1991
• Total
17,818 km2 (6,880 sq mi) (152nd)
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
Neutral decrease 4,420,110[4] (127th)
• 2005 census
• Density
200.2/km2 (518.5/sq mi) (61st)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$303 billion[6] (57th)
• Per capita
Decrease $67,891[6] (8th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$118.271 billion[6] (57th)
• Per capita
$28,199[6] (23rd)
HDI (2019)Decrease 0.806[7]
very high · 64th
CurrencyKuwaiti dinar (KWD)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving sideright
Calling code+965
ISO 3166 codeKW
Internet TLD.kw
  1. Nominal succession within the House of Sabah.
  2. Emirate


Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. Kuwait also shares maritime borders with Iran. Kuwait has a coastal length of approximately 500 km (311 mi). Most of the country's population reside in the urban agglomeration of the capital city Kuwait City. As of 2022, Kuwait has a population of 4.67 million people of which 1.85 million are Kuwaiti citizens while the remaining 2.8 million are foreign nationals from over 100 countries.