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Last update : 13 February 2019


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Capital : Kuwait City
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Kuwaiti dinar
Population : 4 183 658
Area : 17 818 km2

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Kuwait facts

1. Independence from the United Kingdom was obtained on June 19, 1961.
2. The population density is 128 people / km2.
3. The country is 17 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 87%.
5. There are no permanent rivers in Kuwait, no river network exists.
6. Full name of the country – State of Kuwait.
7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
8. The name Kuwait is a diminutive from the Arabic word for “kut” meaning “fortress”.
9. The highest elevation is 306 m above sea level. There is no name.
10. The average temperature is in January 12 °C, in July 37 °C.
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11. Kuwait is the fourth richest country in the world in terms of average per capita income.

12. Full political rights were granted to women only in 2005.

13. The national bird is a falcon.

14. In 1773, Kuwait was plagued by a plague that killed most of the population.

15. In 1990, the country was attacked and occupied by neighboring Iraq. The occupation lasted seven months and ended after the direct intervention of the US troops.

Author: MR

16. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 73 place,
      – 2018 year – 87 place.

17. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 15,000 professional and 31,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 15 500 professional and 31 000 reservists.

18. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 365 tanks, 930 armored vehicles, 100 jet aircraft and 42 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 368 tanks, 861 armored vehicles, 80 jet aircraft and 41 helicopters.

19. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $5,200,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $5,200,000,000 .

20. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 166 ships, in 2018 the year is about 162 ships.

Author: Wojak

21. In the first created McDonald’s, a car queue with a length of over 10 km was created.

Author: Azjata

22. The Kuwaiti Dinar is the most expensive currency in the world.

Author: Fakty

23. The minimum wage is 60 dinars per month (data from 2010).

24. There is no income tax in Kuwait.

25. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2% .

Author: Daria

26. 5 Kuwaitis have accumulated assets greater than one billion US dollars.

27. The richest of them is Fawzi Al-Kharafi with assets worth over $1.25 billion.

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28. In Kuwait, an average person consumes about 0.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

29. The most beer is drunk – 58%, then spirit – 30.6%, wine – 11%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.4%.

Author: AlkoWorld

30. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

Author: EduKacJa

31. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

32. The average IQ level is 86.

Author: EduKacJa

33. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 60 to 80 km / h.

Author: AutoMania

34. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 80 to 120 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

35. In 2013, 473 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

36. In this country, more than 1,841,000 motor vehicles are registered (440 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

37. Three percent of the population suffer from malnutrition (around 130,000 people).

Author: Durga

38. In Kuwait, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

Author: Leah

39. In this country there are over 6 608 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

40. In this country there are 7 airports, 4 of the paved surface.

Author: Marlène

41. In this country, over 3 145 000 (2015) 4 104 347 (2018) people have access to internet (around 98% of the population).

42. Around 1,900,000 (2015) 3,100,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

43. The national top-level domain is .kw . There are over 4,000 websites with such an extension.

44. The most popular pages with the extension .kw are: google.com.kw, alanba.com.kw and alqabas.com.kw.

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45. The country has over $38,500,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.32% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries in the world).

46. Amount of gold reserves in …
      – 2015 year was 79000 kg ,
      – 2018 year is 79000 kg

Author: Vinamra

47. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $180,972,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $120,000,000,000 .

48. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 7.1% GDP, or around: $12,849,012,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 27.1% GDP, or around: $32 520 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $7,773.

49. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $35 220 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

50. 42% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

51. In this country you can vote from the age of 21.

Author: Firina

52. The highest building in Kuwait is the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, 413 meters high (80 stories high). It was built in 2011.

53. In Kuwait City there are currently 13 “skyscrapers” (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Author: BobBudowniczy

54. In this country the average adult person smokes 151 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

55. In this country there are 3.8% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 158,979 people).

Author: Reebeka

56. The lowest temperature: -4.8 °C was measured at Al Salmi.

57. The highest temperature: 53.6 °C was measured in As-Sulajbijja.

Author: weather

58. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

59. The average life expectancy in this country is 74.2 years (women – 75.2 years and men – 73.5 years).

Author: Wilga

60. In this country, women can get married at the age of 15, and men aged 17.

Author: Nadia

61. 10 women give birth to 25 children on average

Author: Nadia

62. The average age people living in this country is 29 years old.

63. The country is around:
1 059 000 people (25.32%) in the age range 0-14 years.
3 027 000 people (72.35%) in the age range 15-64 years.
97,500 people (2.33%) over 65 years old.

Author: Sara19

64. In this country, about 83 300 children are born annually (2.0% of the population), and about 9 100 people die (0.2% of the population).

Author: Sara19

65. In 25 years in northern Kuwait in the city of Subiya, a municipal area called Madinat al-Hareer, with an area of ​​250 km2, is to be built. 700,000 people will live there.

66. In Madinat al-Hareer there is a huge skyscraper 1001 meters high.

Author: Przyszłość

67. There are 1520 km2 of agricultural land in Kuwait (9% of the country).

68. 248 people in 1000 possess firearms.

69. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from the age of 21.

70. Wafra is the highest located city in the country.

71. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 35 days.

72. He joined the UN on May 14, 1963.

Author: Statyk

73. The work week is 48 hours.

74. 96% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

75. 58 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0.3%)

Author: Statyk

76. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 0%, and for companies 15% (2018).

77. The tax on goods and services is 0% (2018).

78. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.5%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Kuwait?
The highest peak in Kuwait is the unnamed peak (306 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Kuwait?
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What is the largest lake in Kuwait?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Kuwait has national colors?
National colors: green, white, red and black.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Kuwait?
Kuwait borders on such countries as: Iraq 240 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 29 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 60 dinars per month (data from 2010).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Kuwait?
The population density is 235 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 53.6 ° C was measured in As-Sulajbijja.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -4.8 ° C was measured at Al Salmi.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol consumption is illegal.

answer: Marta