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Kuwait

Kuwait
  • Capital

    Capital

    Kuwait City

  • Local time

    Local time

    19:23

  • Population

    Population

    4.08 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +965

  • Currency

    Currency

    د.ك KWD (dinar)

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Kuwait

Kuwait
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Kuwait City

  • Local time

    Local time

    19:23

  • Population

    Population

    4.08 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +965

  • Currency

    Currency

    د.ك KWD (dinar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 2 236

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.22 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    121mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    17 820 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    18%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    8%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    4.01 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Kuwaiti - 45 %
    other Arab - 35 %
    South Asian - 9 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 85 %
    Islam - 85 %
    Christian

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    95.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    English widely spoken

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    22 600

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.1 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    20%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    22 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -391%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    0%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    95 408kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    96 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    56

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What not to do when visiting Kuwait

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Marker Kuwait
Business & Communication

Don't ask about a Kuwaiti's wife or other female relatives - it’s considered inappropriate.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Business & Communication

Don’t photograph government buildings, military installations or oil-related infrastructure - it’s illegal.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Kuwait, despite its small size, is home to the world’s sixth largest concentration of petroleum.

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Business & Communication

Don’t park where curbs and lanes are painted black and yellow.

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Marker Kuwait
Business & Communication

Don’t forget Friday is the Muslim holy day - everything is closed. Many companies make the weekend Thursday and Friday.

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Business & Communication

Don’t turn down the hospitality when visiting someone’s home - it’s considered as a rejection of the person.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget the greetings are usually made only between the same sexes. Conversations about a person’s health, family, friends and other matters are part of the greeting process.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget consensual same-sex sexual conducts between males is illegal.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Kuwait is the only Gulf Country to establish relations with the Vatican. Although over 95% of the population is Muslim, Kuwait is known for its religious tolerance. The three Churches are allowed to practice freely.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t eat or hand things over with a left hand.

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Business & Communication

Don’t import alcohol, pork products or any pornography - it’s prohibited.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the strongest summer heat is usually in July and August.

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Business & Communication

Don't bath naked or topless.

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