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Kuwait

Kuwait

Kuwait

Official name: State of Kuwait

Capital city: Kuwait City

Area: Kuwait is a small country by size: 17,820 square kilometers (6,880 square miles); approximately the size of the State of New Jersey

Population: 3,832,009 including approximately 1.19 million Kuwaiti citizens, 2.47 million non-Kuwaiti nationals, and 100,000 stateless persons

People: Kuwaiti 32%, other Arab 27%, South Asian 37%, other 4%

Languages: Arabic (official). English is also widely spoken

Religions: Muslim population estimated 85% (Sunni 70%, Shi’a 30% among Kuwaitis), with sizable Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist communities

Currency: Kuwaiti dinar

Government type: Unitary hereditary constitutional monarchy

U.S. – Kuwait relations:

The United States and Kuwait established diplomatic and economic relations in 1961 at the time when Kuwait gained full independence from the United Kingdom. Historically speaking, the two countries also had ties based on shared values, democratic traditions, and institutions. Kuwait is considered an important partner in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. It also provides assistance in regards to diplomacy and intelligence to fight terrorism and block financing of terrorist groups.

 

Reference: U.S. State Department

Kuwait Archives

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    • A UK court ruling could send a Yazidi refugee back to a life of fear July 19, 2018
      Passing by the red brick houses of Stoke-on-Trent, Majhor Abdullah Hagi heads to his English-language class. The quaint English city, known for its pottery and landscape gardens, is a far cry from the genocide he escaped four years ago. But on Tuesday, a UK court ruling could catapult him back to a life of fear […]
    • 'World's largest vertical farm' to feed Middle East's high-fliers July 10, 2018
      Water scarcity in the UAE is second only to Kuwait in the Middle East, so when it comes to farming, a smart approach is required. Now high-tech, low-water agriculture is set for a new superlative with the announcement of the world's largest vertical farm in Dubai -- and the produce could soon be coming to […]
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