Ten fun facts about Kuwait


Fact 1
Kuwait comprises of nine islands which are mainly oil rich desserts. It is officially known as the “State of Kuwait.” Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait that is situated on Kuwait Bay.

Fact 2
Kuwait gained independence from Great Britain on June 19, 1961.

Fact 3
Majority of the people in Kuwait follow Islam followed by Christian, Hindu and Parsi religions. Islam is the official religion of Kuwait.


Fact 4
One of the hottest countries in the world especially between June to August. Rainfall averages 2 days in the year. Kuwait has several sandstorms every year.

Fact 5
Kuwait follows the system of ‘Constitutional Monarchy’ with a Parliamentary System of government.

Fact 6
The official currency used in the Kuwaiti dinar. The name means “Fortress built near water.”

Fact 7
The national bird of Kuwait is the falcon. It is found everywhere and also seen on the currencies and stamps.

Fact 8
Kuwait has the second-most free economy in the Middle East. It is the fourth-richest country in the world in terms fo per capita income.

Fact 9
Petroleum and petroleum-products made up nearly 85% of export revenues and 80% of government income in Kuwait. Major industries include construction, shipping, cement, water desalination, construction materials and financial services.

Fact 10
The United Sates is their largest supplier of goods and services. U.S and Kuwait enjoy strong economic ties.


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Short about Kuwait
Is situated on the north western shore of the Persian Gulf bordered by Saudi Arabia in the south and Iraq in the north and west.


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Population
3,065,850

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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