Capital: Kuwait City

Population: 3,533,089 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Language: English

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Asian, African, and others

Largest Cities: Al Ahmadi, Hawalli, As Salimiyah

Main Sport: Football, Basketball

Political System: Constitutional Emirate

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

National Day (February 25)

Liberation Day (February 26)

Isra and Miraj (May 5)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7-9)

Waqfat Arafat Day (September 12)

Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13-15)

Islamic New Year (October 3)

The Prophet’s Birthday (December 12)

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