Kuwait profile

Gathering centre at Kuwait's Al-Rawdatain oil field Kuwait is one of the world's largest oil producers
  • Full name: The State of Kuwait
  • Population: 2.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Kuwait
  • Area: 17,818 sq km (6,880 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Dinar = 1000 fils
  • Main exports: Oil
  • GNI per capita: US $48,900 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .kw
  • International dialling code: +965

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