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Country Kuwait


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 17,818
Area (sq mile) 6,880
Border Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Population 2,788,534
Nationality Kuwaiti(s)
Ethnic Kuwaiti 45%, other Arab 35%, South Asian 9%, Iranian 4%, other 7%
Religion Sunni Muslim 70%, Shi'a Muslim 30%, Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%
Language Arabic, English
Literacy 93%
Government Constitutional Hereditary Emirate
Capital Kuwait
Leader Chief of State Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al-Sabah (since January 29, 2006), Crown Prince Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, Prime Minister Jabir Al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah (since November 30, 2011), First Deputy Prime Minister Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah; Deputy Prime Ministers Khald al-Jarrah al-Sabah, Muhammad al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah, Abdulmohsen Mudej
Currency Kuwaiti dinar (KD)
Independence Day June 19, 1961 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday National Day (Feb. 25, 1950)
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