Capital Governorate (Kuwait)


The Fourth Ring Road
The Fourth Ring Road
Map of Kuwait with Al-ʿĀṣima highlighted
Map of Kuwait with Al-ʿĀṣima highlighted
Coordinates (Al Kuwait): 29°20′03″N47°58′53″E / 29.33417°N 47.98139°E / 29.33417; 47.98139Coordinates: 29°20′03″N47°58′53″E / 29.33417°N 47.98139°E / 29.33417; 47.98139
Country   Kuwait
Capital Kuwait City
Areas 23
 • Governor Ali Jaber Al-Ahmad al-Sabah  [ar] [1]
 • Total 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
 (June 2014)[2]
 • Total 534,964
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+03 (EAT)
ISO 3166 code KW-KU

The Capital Governorate (Arabic: العاصمة‎, romanizedal-ʿĀṣima Gulf Arabic: il-ʿĀṣma‎), sometimes referred to as Al Kuwayt, is one of the six governorates of Kuwait, and consists of the following areas:[3]

Al-ʿĀṣima means 'The Capital' in Arabic. Al-ʿĀṣima houses most of Kuwait's financial and business centres such as the Kuwait Stock Exchange.

Government [ edit ]

Mr.Nasir Sabah Nasir Mubarak I was governor from 1962 until his death in 1979. Salim Sabah Nasir Mubarak I became the next governor, circa 1979.[4] Jabir Abdallah Jabir Abdallah II become governor in 1985. Thabit Al Muhanna became governor in 2014.[4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Major local events in 2014". Kuwait News Agency.
  2. ^ "Statistical Reports". Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  3. ^ "Kuwait". Archived from the original on February 20, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Alan Rush (1987). Al-Sabah: History & Genealogy of Kuwait's Ruling Family, 1752-1987. London: Ithaca Press. ISBN 978-0-86372-081-9.
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