State of Kuwait
National name: Dawlat al Kuwayt
Government: Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy, governed by the al-Sabah family.
Geography: Kuwait is situated northeast of Saudi Arabia at the northern end of the Persian Gulf, south of Iraq. The low-lying desert land is mainly sandy and barren.
Area: 6,880 sq mi (17,820 sq km)
Population (2003 est.): 2,183,161 (growth rate: 1.9%); birth rate: 21.8/1000; infant mortality rate: 10.6/1000; density per sq mi: 317
Capital (2003 est.): Kuwait, 1,709,800 (metro.area), 32,600 (city proper)
Largest city: as-Salimiyah, 146,900
Monetary unit: Kuwaiti dinar
Languages: Arabic (official), English
Ethnicity/race: Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
Religions: Islam, 85% (Shi'ite 30%, Sunni 70%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other, 15%
Agriculture: practically no crops; fish.
Industries: petroleum, petrochemicals, desalination, food processing, construction materials.
Natural resources: petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas. 


Ministry of Communications

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Planning

Kuwait Investment Authority

Public Authority for Applied Education and Training

National Committee for Missing POW's Affairs

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Central Bank of Kuwait

Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Ottawa, Canada

Kuwait Information Office in Washington, United States of America

Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the U. N. N. Y.