Kuwait: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Kuwait City (& largest city)

Population: 4.35 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Arabic

Prime Minister: Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah

Emir: Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah

Crown Prince: Nawaf Ahmad al-Sabah

Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Area: 17,820 km2 (6,880 mi2)

Dialing Code: +965

Time Zone: Arabia Standard Time “AST” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Kuwaiti (what’s this?)

Endonym: الكويت‎‎ (al-Kuwait)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking AgeILLEGAL!!! Drinking is prohibited!

Smoking Age: 21 to purchase.

Age of ConsentWARNING!!! Sex before marriage is illegal; the marriageable age is no less than 15.

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / G (define)

Country Code (ISO): KW (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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