Religion and Language
Islam is the religion of Kuwait. Freedom of religion is guaranteed to adherents of other religions, provided that no prejudice may occur against Islam.
Arabic is the official language of the State.
The State of Kuwait is located in the northwestern corner of the Gulf between latitudes 28.30 - 30.06 north and longitudes 46.30 - 48.30 east. It is bordered to the north and northwest by the Republic of Iraq, to the south and southwest by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and to the east it is bordered by the Arabian Gulf. Kuwait has commercial importance as a result of its location, which is a natural outlet to the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula. The area of the State of Kuwait is 17,818 square kilometers.
The State of Kuwait is divided into six governorates, including Al-Asimah, Hawalli, Al Farwaniya, Al Ahmadi, Mubarak Al Kabir and Al Jahra.
Since Kuwait is located in a desert region, the climate is continental distinguished by long hot dry summers and warm short winters with occasional rainfall. Sandstorms often occur during the summer months.
The population up until 30/June/2023 reached approximately 4,823,698. 1,531,114 of which are Kuwaiti nationals the rest are expatriates and foreigners.
The current Kuwait flag was raised for the first time after Kuwait's independence on November 24, 1961. It was designed in the form of a horizontal rectangle equal to twice its width, divided into three equal horizontal sections, the highest being green, then white, then red, and containing a black trapezoid. The colors of the flag were inspired by the verse of Arabic poetry:
White are our actions, Black are our wars, Green are our fields, Red is our past
Emblem of Kuwait
The emblem of the State of Kuwait is represented by a falcon with its wings spread, embracing a Boom ship resting over the white and blue waves, in commemoration of Kuwait's ancient maritime past.
The National Anthem was first broadcast on 25 February 1978 and continued until today. The idea of the national anthem came from the Cabinet, which was headed by the late Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah, when he was the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister during the reign of the late Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait at the time.
The currency in the State of Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar.