Key Information & Facts of Kuwait

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 18 February 2016.

General Info

Kuwait City

is the capital and largest city.

Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit are the fils (1/1000).


is the population (2015 estimate).

Arabia Standard Time / UTC+3

is the country’s time zone.


is the main language spoken.


km2 (6,880 mi2) is its area.


is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.


is the script used in the Arabic language.

'Dawlat al-Kuwait'

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.


is the 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & G

are the country’s electricity adapter types, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the general emergency number.


is the tobacco purchase age.


Drinking is prohibited.


Sex before marriage is illegal; the marriageable age is no less than 15.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah

is the emir.

Nawaf Ahmad al-Sabah

is the crown prince.

Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah

is the prime minister.

Constitutional Monarchy

is the country’s form/structure of government.

National Assembly

is the country’s legislating body.

'Al-Nasheed Al-Watani'

is the country’s national anthem, which just means “national anthem.”
Kuwait Flag

Key Cities & Regions

Kuwait City (Capital & Largest City)

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