Kuwait City

capital of Kuwait

Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait. It has a population of 2.38 million in the metropolitan area. It is near the center of the country on the shore of the Persian Gulf. It has Kuwait's parliament (Majlis Al-Umma), most governmental offices and the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks.

Kuwait City
مدينة الكويت
Madinat Al Kuwayt
Skyline of Kuwait City
Skyline of Kuwait City
CountryKuwait Kuwait
GovernorateAl Asimah
 • Metro
200 km2 (80 sq mi)
 (2005 estimate)
 • City151,060 (2,008)[1]
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and took the city. On August 8, Iraq said the emirate was their land.[2] During the occupation, the city was badly damaged. Many buildings were destroyed, including the Kuwait National Museum.

Kuwait City has an arid climate. They have very hot summers, little rainfall, and frequent dust storms.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Kuwait City is twinned with:


  1. "NationMaster – Kuwaiti Geography statistics". NationMaster. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  2. "The World Factbook – Kuwait". Central Intelligence Agency. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2012-08-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)