Frequently Asked Questions

1- Where is Kuwait located? What is the total area of Kuwait?

Kuwait is located in northwestern part of the Arabian Gulf. Its north-west borders are with Iraq, and its south and south-west borders are with Saudi Arabia. Its shores of the Arabian Gulf lie on the west. The total area of Kuwait is 17.818 square Kilometers.

2- How large is Kuwait population?

In June 30, 2008, the population of Kuwait was estimated at 3.328.136 persons according to the Central Agency for Statistics. In this census, the number of Kuwaitis reached 1.038.598, while the rest were non-Kuwaitis and foreigners.

The main source of data for the growth of Kuwait population across the history is from the estimates recorded by travelers who used to pass through the country. In 1957, the first official census carried out. Its results stated that the Kuwaiti population reached 206.473 persons. The number of non-Kuwaitis was 92.851.

In 1961, the Kuwaiti population was estimated at 321.621 persons, comprising 62% males and 37% females. The arrival of large numbers of immigrants at that time resulted in this gender percentage gap. Every five years since 1956, Kuwait has regularly conducted censuses.

In 1985, the population reached 1.697.301 persons, comprised 56% males and 44% females. In 1990, the population reached 2.141.465 persons. The percentage of non-Kuwaitis scored 72%. In same year, the Iraqi aggression against Kuwait occurred. As a result, large number of the non-Kuwaitis emigrated. Hence, major changes in the population structure took place.

3- How is the weather like in Kuwait?

All year round, Kuwait has hot and dry climate. Temperatures in the summer ranges between 30°C and 50°C. In winter, temperature drops to less than 10°C. Humidity rates may range between 75 and 100. Summer starts in Mai and ends in October. The highest rates of humidity are recorded during August and September. During Spring and Winter, the temperature is moderate with cool breeze blowing.

4- What is the status of women in Kuwait?

Women in Kuwait enjoy the same rights as men. Nevertheless, the subject of women gaining more rights is under discussion.

5- How much is Kuwait's oil production?

According to the rates for the year 2001-2002, Kuwait's production of crude oil reached about 2 million barrels per day. Kuwait owns 10% of world oil storage. That is estimated by about 94000 milliard barrels.