History of Kuwait

History of Kuwait

Kuwait (Arabic: دولة الكويت, Davlat al-Kuwaiti) is a sovereign Arab emirate located in West Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north and Iraq to the north and west. The maximum distance from north to south is 200 km (120 mi) and the distance from east to west is 170 km (110 mi). Kuwait is an Arabic word, meaning ‘a palace close to the water’. This constitutional monarchy country with a population of around 30 lakhs has a parliamentary system of government. Kuwait City is the economic and political capital of the country. Kuwait also includes several islands, with Bumian being the largest along the Iraq border.

History of Kuwait, Kuwait Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar, The highest currency in the world is Kuwaiti Dinar,  independent from the United Kingdom in 19 Jun, 1961,
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Ancient Kuwait

Throughout ancient history, the region was a remote area of Kuwait that is now often more powerful neighboring areas. It was linked to Mesopotamia as early as the Ubaid era, beginning roughly with 6500 BCE and Sumer around 2,000 BCE.

In the interim, between about 4000 and 2000 BCE, a local empire called the Dilmun Civilization controlled the Gulf of Kuwait, from which it directed trade between Mesopotamia and what is now in Pakistan. After Dilmun collapsed, Kuwait 600 BC Became part of the Babylonian Empire. Four hundred years later, Alexander under the Greeks colonized the great region.

The Sassanid Empire of Persia conquered Kuwait in 224 AD. In 636 CE, the Sassanids fought and lost the Battle of Chen in Kuwait, against the armies of a new faith that had been born on the Arabian Peninsula. This was the first step in the rapid expansion of Islam in Asia. Under the Khalifa ‘rule, Kuwait once again became a major trading port connected to the Indian Ocean trade routes

Kuwaiti architecture is a style of architecture unique to Kuwait, a country established in the early 18th century. Prior to the discovery of oil, Kuwait had an economy dependent on maritime trade, shipbuilding, caravan trade and pearl industry. The discovery of oil led to an improvement in the economy, which accelerated economic growth.

Kuwait Fort

Kuwait City was surrounded by a wall with five gates in the 18th century, but has now disappeared. In addition to the city wall, Kuwait was protected by two forts: one in Kuwait City and another in Jahra called the “Red Fort”.

Kuwait’s government

Kuwait’s government is headed by Amir, a constitutional monarchical hereditary leader. Kuwaiti is a member of the Amir al Saba family, which has ruled the country since 1938; The current emperor is Sabah al Ahmad al Jabr al Sabah. Kuwait City, is the capital of Kuwait. Population of 151000 and a metropolitan area population of 2.38 lakhs.

Kuwait Independent:19 June 1961

Kuwait is the fifth richest country in the world in terms of oil storage. Eleventh wealthiest in the world in terms of per capita income. The process of exploration and exploitation of the oil field in Kuwait began in 1930. After becoming independent from the United Kingdom in 19 Jun, 1961, the region has recorded unprecedented growth. Today, about 95 percent of the country’s exports and 80 percent of government revenue comes from oil and oil products.

Iraq Kuwait War

In 1990, Kuwait was invaded and occupied by Iraq. The seven-month Iraqi occupation ended after direct invasion by the United States-led military. The returning Iraqi army blew up about 750 oil wells, resulting in a major economic and environmental tragedy. The war severely damaged Kuwait’s infrastructure, which had to be revamped. Read more https://www.e.gov.kw/

Kuwait Population

population of Kuwait is 4,267,508. The population density in Kuwait is 240 per Km2 (621 people per mi2). The total land area is 17,820 Km2 (6,880 sq. miles).

 Country-Wise

  • Indians, 0.9M
  • Egyptians, 0.51M
  • Bangladeshis, 0.18M
  • Syrians, 0.14M
  • Pakistanis, 0.12M
  • Filipinos, 0.18M
  • Sri Lankans, 0.13M
  • Ethiopians, 74,000
  • Jordanian and Palestinian, 10,000
  • Nepalians, 62,000
  • Iranians, 50,000
  • Lebanese, 42,000
  • Indonesians, 8,887
  • Iraqis, 16,000
  • Afghans, 15,000
  • Americans, 13,000 (30,000 including armed forces)
  • Yemeni, 11,000

Kuwait GDP

Kuwait’s economic freedom score is 63.2, making its economy the 79th freest in the 2020 Index. Its overall score has increased by 2.4 points, primarily because of a higher score for government integrity. Kuwait is ranked 8th among 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, and its overall score is just above the regional and world averages. Apply for E Visa

Kuwait Currency: Kuwaiti Dinar

The highest currency in the world is Kuwaiti Dinar (against the US Dollar). Kuwait is a small country with enormous wealth. The high value (rate) of its currency is explained by significant oil exports into the global market. Read History of Iran

Kuwait Infrastructure, Kuwait GDP
Kuwait Infrastructure

Author

Bushra Sheikh

Kuwait City, Kuwait