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Kuwait

Dowlat al Kuwait (State of Kuwait)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Kuwait

  • Population estimate, 2015: 3.89 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 83,961

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.816/48

  • Internet domain extension: .kw

Civil Aviation

There is an international airport (Kuwait International). The national carrier is the state-owned Kuwait Airways. Kuwait’s first low-cost airline, Jazeera Airways, began operations in Oct. 2005. In 2005 scheduled airline traffic of Kuwait-based carriers flew 50.7 m. km and carried 1,944,200 passengers. Kuwait International airport handled 8,967,413 passengers in 2012 and 184,784 tonnes of freight.

Climate

Kuwait has a dry, desert climate which is cool in winter but very hot and humid in summer. Rainfall is extremely light. Kuwait, Jan. 56 °F (13.5 °C), July 99 °F (36.6 °C). Annual rainfall 5″ (125 mm).

Constitution and Government

The ruler is HH Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the 15th Amir of Kuwait, who succeeded on 29 Jan. 2006. Crown Prince:Sheikh Nawwaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah (b. 1937). The present...

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