Private guides and guided tours in Kuwait
Currency: Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)
CAPITAL CITY OF Kuwait: Kuwait
LANGUAGE OF Kuwait: Arabic
CURRENCY OF Kuwait: Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)
COMMENTS ABOUT Kuwait:
Kuwait is a country in the Middle East.
Electricity : 240V/50Hz (UK plug)
Calling Code : +965
Time Zone : UTC +3
Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91.
CLIMATE OF Kuwait: dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
RELIGION OF Kuwait: Muslim 85% (Sunni 70%, Shi'a 30%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%
POPULATION OF Kuwait: 2,257,549>>>
ECONOMY OVERVIEW OF Kuwait: Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proved crude oil reserves of about 98 billion barrels - 10% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 80% of government income. Kuwait's climate limits agricultural development. Consequently, with the exception of fish, it depends almost wholly on food imports. About 75% of potable water must be distilled or imported. Kuwait continues its discussions with foreign oil companies to develop fields in the northern part of the country.