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Basic information about Kuwait
Kuwait /kuːˈweɪt/ (Arabic: دولة الكويت About this sound Dawlat al-Kuwait), officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As of 2014, Kuwait has a population of 4.2 million people; 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 2.9 million are expatriates. Oil reserves were discovered in 1938. From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent large-scale modernization. In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. The Iraqi occupation came to an end in 1991 after military intervention by United States-led forces. At the end of the war, there were extensive efforts to revive the economy and rebuild national infrastructure. Kuwait is a constitutional emirate with a high income economy backed by the world's sixth largest oil reserves. The Kuwaiti dinar is the highest valued currency in the world. According to the World Bank, the country has the fourth highest per capita income in the world. The constitution was promulgated in 1962, making Kuwait the most politically progressive country in the region. In recent years, political instability has hindered the country's economic development.Kuwait /kuːˈweɪt/ (Arabic: دولة الكويت About this sound Dawlat al-Kuwait), officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As of 2014, Kuwait has a population of 4.2 million people; 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 2.9 million are expatriates. Oil reserves were discovered in 1938. From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent large-scale modernization. In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. The Iraqi occupation came to an end in 1991 after military intervention by United States-led forces. At the end of the war, there were extensive efforts to revive the economy and rebuild national infrastructure. Kuwait is a constitutional emirate with a high income economy backed by the world's sixth largest oil reserves. The Kuwaiti dinar is the highest valued currency in the world. According to the World Bank, the country has the fourth highest per capita income in the world. The constitution was promulgated in 1962, making Kuwait the most politically progressive country in the region. In recent years, political instability has hindered the country's economic development.
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HawalliHawalli Governorate (Arabic: محافظة حولي‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat Ḥawallī) is one of the six governorates of Kuwait, consisting of the following areas: \n* Hawalli \n* Surra \n* Bayan \n* Mishref \n* Jabriya \n* Rumaithiya \n* Salmiya \n* Salwa \n* Shaab Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah become governor in 1962. The current governor of the Hawally governorate is Lt.Gen. (ret.) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah. A 2005 estimate reported the population of Hawally to be 393,861. A December 31, 2007 estimate reported Hawally's population to be 714,876. As of June 2014, the population of Hawally is estimated to be 890,533.Show on map
Al AsimahAl Asimah (Arabic: العاصمة‎‎), also called Al Kuwayt or Capital is one of the six governorates of Kuwait, and consists of the following districts: \n* Abdullah Al-Salem عبدالله السالم \n* Adiliya العديلية \n* Bneid Al-Qar بنيد القار \n* Al Da'iya الدعية \n* Al Dasma الدسمة \n* Dohaالدوحة \n* Al Faiha الفيحا \n* Faylakah (consisting of the islands of Failaka, Miskan, and Auhah) \n* Granada \n* Kaifan كيفان \n* Khaldiya \n* Kuwait City (Kuwait's capital) \n* Al Mansouriah المنصورية \n* Murgab المرقاب \n* Al-Nuzha النزهة \n* Al Qadisiya القادسية \n* Qurtoba قرطبة \n* Rawdah الروضة \n* Al Shamiya الشامية \n* Al Shuwaikh الشويخ \n* Sulaibikhat \n* Al Surra السرة \n* Al Yarmouk اليرموكShow on map
Muhafazat al Jahra'Jahra Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الجهراء‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat al-Ǧahrāʾ) is one of the six Governorates of Kuwait. It is located to the northwest of the other Governorates and houses the city of Jahra among others. It includes Bubiyan Island and is the largest Governorate in Kuwait. It also contains most of Kuwait's arable land. Jahra also has some historic relevance to Kuwait's history. The Red Palace or Al Qasr Al Ahmar is the most important historical landmark there. In and around it the famous battle between Kuwait and the Dweesh army took place. When Jahra was a village it was an oasis and most Jahrans were farmers. Now Jahra is a large city and farming has been reduced to a few small farms.Show on map
Al FarwaniyahFarwaniya Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الفروانية‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat al-Farwānīyah) is the most populous of the six governorates of Kuwait, in terms of total number of residents. It is Kuwait's main residential area and also forms an important part of Kuwait's commercial activities. The Governor is Faisal H. M. Al-Sabah as of May 2014. Al Farwaniyah consists of the following districts:Show on map
Al AhmadiAhmadi Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الأحمدي‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat al-Aḥmadī) is one of the six governorates of Kuwait. It is located in the southern part of the country and is famous in Kuwait for its greenery and British architecture. Ahmadi forms an important part of Kuwaiti economy as several of Kuwait's oil refineries are located here. Main residential areas include Abu Halifa, Riqqah and Mangaf. Ahmadi is the home of several sporting clubs and complexes in Kuwait. The headquarters of Kuwait National Petroleum Company is located in Ahmadi. Ahmadi consists of the following districts:Show on map
Mubarak al KabirMubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate (Arabic: محافظة مبارك الكبير‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat Mubārak al-Kabīr) is one of the governorates of Kuwait which mainly houses residential areas. It was formed in 2000 when the Hawalli Governorate was split in two.Show on map