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Kuwait City

Kuwait City
Full nameKuwait City
Official nameKuwait City
Native nameمدينة الكويت
Other nameMadinat Al Kuwayt
CountryKW Kuwait
GovernorateAl Asimah
Metro Area77.2 sq mi (200 km2)
Total Population151060 (2008) (2005 estimate)
Metro (pop.)2380000
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)

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Kuwait City (Arabic: مدينة الكويت, transliteration: Madīnat al-Kuwayt), is the capital of Kuwait. It has a population of 2.38 million in the metropolitan area. Located at the heart of the country on the shore of the Persian Gulf, and containing Kuwait's parliament (Majlis Al-Umma), most governmental offices, the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks, it is the political, cultural and economic center of the emirate.

Kuwait City’s trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik (Shuwaik Port) and Mina Al Ahmadi (Ahmadi Port) 50 kilometers to the south, on the Persian Gulf coast.

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