Flag of Kuwait

Flag of Kuwait

  • Officially » State of Kuwait
  • Capital » Kuwait City

Facts

  • Population » 4.5 million
    • 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 3.2 million are foreign nationals
  • Language » Arabic
  • Religion » Islam
  • Life expectancy » 74 years (men), 76 years (women)
  • Currency » Dinar

Geography

  • Area » 17,818 sq km (6,880 sq miles)
  • Located in the Middle East, on the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf,
  • Bordering Iraq to the north, and Saudi Arabia to the south.
  • Kuwait has a coastal length of approximately 499 km  (310 mi)
Map of Kuwait (Source » France)

Map of Kuwait (Source » France)

Maps

Notes

  • Kuwait is an emirate with an autocratic political system.
  • An increasing emphasis is being placed on tourism

Tourism

  • Passports must be valid for at least 6 months
    • Canadians must be in possession of a visa to visit Kuwait.
  • Kuwaiti authorities will deny entry if your passport shows an X in the “sex” field
  • Violent crime towards foreigners is rare

Overland

  • Accessible from Saudi Arabia

Government Travel Advisories

Media

Resources

This page was last updated on 2021.05.20 by Robert Vinet