16 Keen Facts about Kuwait City
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Kuwait City!
- Kuwait City is the capital city of Kuwait.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Que-eight Ci-tee.
- The total land area of Kuwait City is 80 square miles (200 square kilometres)…
- …that’s almost twice the size of Bristol.
- Kuwait City’s population was 4.1 million in 2016…
- …that’s more than 6 times the population of Bristol…
- …and gives it a population density of around 34,738 residents per square mile.
- Kuwait City is located 43 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Kuwait City are known as Kuwaitis.
- Kuwaitis living here enjoy a hot desert climate and lay claim to living in one of the hottest cities on Earth with an average annual temperature of 25.7°C. Amazingly, temperatures can exceed 52°C in the summer and drop to -4°C in the winter!
- Looking to fly yourself to Kuwait City? You’ll need the coordinates of 29.3697° N, 47.9783° E to get there.
- Make sure you visit the Kuwait Towers if you’re in Kuwait City; built in 1979, the two of the three towers feature spheres, 2 of which hold water for the city, with the 3rd (and highest sphere) containing a revolving restaurant with a magnificent view!
- The official language of Kuwait City is Arabic.
- Kuwaiti Dinar is the official currency here.
- Fancy sipping a nice cold beer in the searing heat? Well unfortunately alcohol is illegal in Kuwait, so you’ll have to stick to ‘mocktails’ or soft drinks!
- Kuwait welcomed 300,000 tourists into the country in 2012, many of whom visited Kuwait City for its renowned home-grown theatre, stunning beaches and vibrant souk.
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