|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Kuwait standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Kuwaiti dinars (KWD)|
€1 = KWD0.33, $1 = KWD0.30, £1 = KWD0.00
(rates as of Aug 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.kw||International Dialling Code: 965|
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Further information on Kuwait
Discover more about Kuwait - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 17,820 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 499 km (Persian Gulf)
Climate: Desert climate with very hot and dry summers and short, cool winters.
Highest mountain: unnamed location (306m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Kuwait from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||120/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||74/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||88/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||67/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: State of Kuwait Status: Independent Country
Population: 2,742,711 (rank: 138/196) Density: 153.9 people/sq km (rank: 54/196)
Ethnic groups: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
Religions: Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shia 30%), other (includes Christian, Hindu, Parsi) 15%
GDP (PPP): $165.8 billion GDP per capita: $42,100 (rank: 13/195)