Kuwait

Capital: 
Kuwait City
Location: 
Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Country Code: 
KU
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 18,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 500 km
Climate: 
dry desert;intensely hot summers;short, cool winters
Land Resources (terrain): 
flat to slightly undulating desert plain
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
fish
Natural Resource: 
shrimp
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. .2 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
cloudbursts
Natural Hazards: 
heavy rain
Natural Hazards: 
standstorms
Natural Hazards: 
dust storms
Environmental Issues: 
limited natural fresh water resources
Environmental Issues: 
desalination
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
water pollution
Environmental Issues: 
desertification
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 46 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 40 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
0 kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
0 kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 2.2 Million bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 325,000 bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 2.3 Million bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
0 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 13 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 13 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 2.6 Million
Nationality: 
Kuwaiti
Ethnic Groups: 
Kuwaiti
Ethnic Groups: 
Other Arab
Ethnic Groups: 
South Asian
Ethnic Groups: 
Iranian
Ethnic Groups: 
Other
Unofficial Language: 
Arabic
Unofficial Language: 
English
Type Of Government: 
constitutional emirate
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 93% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
pratically no crops
Agricultural Products: 
fish
Industrial Products: 
petroleum
Industrial Products: 
petrochemicals
Industrial Products: 
cement
Industrial Products: 
shipbuilding and repain
Industrial Products: 
water desalination
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Industrial Products: 
construction materials
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $70 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $58 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $33 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $63 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $148 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 10%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 7%
Export Value: 
Approx. $50 Billion
Export Product: 
oil
Export Product: 
refined products
Export Product: 
fertilizers
Export Partner: 
Japan
Export Partner: 
South Korea
Export Partner: 
India
Export Partner: 
Tawian
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Singapore
Export Partner: 
China
Import Value: 
Approx. $21 Billion
Import Product: 
food
Import Product: 
construction materials
Import Product: 
vehicles and parts
Import Product: 
clothing
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Saudi Arabia
Import Partner: 
Italy
Import Partner: 
United Kingdom
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .kw
Airports: 
7
Roadways: 
Approx. 6,000 km
Ports: 
Ash Shu'aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Az Zawr (Mina' Sa'ud), Mina' 'Abd Allah, Mina' al Ahmadi
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 300 km
Pipelines: 
oil: Approx. 600 km
Pipelines: 
refined products: Approx. 50 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 9 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 78 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 2 Million
Unemployment: 
Approx. 2%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
N/A