Where is Kuwait?

Located in the Middle East, Kuwait has a 475.00 km border with Iraq (254 km) and Saudi Arabia (221 km).Kuwait and Saudi Arabia continue to engotiate a joint maritime boundary with Iran.

Kuwait is an Asian country covering 17,818.00 km2. This makes it the 43rd smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than New Jersey. Its geographic coordinates are 29 30 N, 45 45 E and Kuwait City is the capital city.

The name Kuwait derives itself from its capital city.

Its ISO code is KW.


Kuwait has a mean elevation of 108 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Persian Gulf. Its highest elevation is unnamed elevation which is 306m above tall.

It has an arid climate with short winters and intensely hot summers. Its terrain consists of flat desert plain.


Kuwait has a population of 2,832,776 making it the 141st largest in the world. The densest settlements can be found along the Persian Gulf.

Arabic is the official language, while English is widely spoken. The major ethnicities reported are Kuwaiti, Arab, and Asian. The most common religion is Islam.

The dialing code for the country is 965.


Kuwait is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961. Its constitution was last ratified in 1962.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Kuwait's GDP is $301,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $71,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 54th largest economy and its citizens the 10th richest in the world. The currency of Kuwait is the Dinar (KWD).

Its major export partners are South Korea, China, and Japan. Its main exports are oil and refinded products and fertilizers. Its major import partners are China, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. Its major imports include food, construction materials, vehicles and parts, and clothing.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017