flag Kuwait Kuwait: Statistical Overview

Capital: Kuwait


Total Population: 4,250,114
Natural Increase: -2.6%
Density: 245 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.



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 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 33,57335,86433,57427,73831,889
Exports of Goods (million USD) 55,01571,93864,48340,11663,128
Imports of Services (million USD) 27,18035,38828,65017,46420,675
Exports of Services (million USD) 4,7227,5617,4806,70310,838

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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Latest Update: September 2023