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Country (long form) State of Kuwait
Capital Kuwait
Total Area 6,880.34 sq mi
17,820.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than New Jersey)
Population 2,041,961 (July 2001 est.) note: includes 1,159,913 non-nationals
Estimated Population in 2050 6,374,800
Languages Arabic (official), English widely spoken
Literacy 78.6% total, 82.2% male, 74.9% female (1995 est.)
Religions Muslim 85% (Sunni 45%, Shi'a 40%), Christian, Hindu, Parsi, and other 15%
Life Expectancy 75.42 male, 77.15 female (2001 est.)
Government Type nominal constitutional monarchy
Currency 1 Kuwaiti dinar (KD) = 1,000 fils
GDP (per capita) $15,000 (2000 est.)
Industry petroleum, petrochemicals, desalination, food processing, construction materials
Agriculture practically no crops; fish
Arable Land 0%
Natural Resources petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas


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