|Population growth rate
||19.20 births per 1,000 population
|65 years and above
||1.43 M / F
||168.02 residents per kmē
|(Z 2005) Qalīb asch-Schuyūkh 179425, As-Sālimīyah
145314, Hawallī 104901, Al-Kuwayt (Kuwait) 31574 (A 1.8 million)
|approx. 36% Kuwait (including 150,000-180,000 Bedouins);
|Muslims 85% (Sunnis 45%, Shiites 40%), Christians,
Hindu, Parsi, and others 15%
|Human Development Index (HDI)
People in Kuwait
Around 4.2 million people live in Kuwait. 96 out of
100 live in cities. Compared to other countries in the
world, Kuwait has a very high number of people living in
the city. And the city with the most residents is the
Locals and foreigners from all regions of the
65 out of 100 Kuwait residents are foreigners. They
often come from Arab countries, so a large proportion
are Arabs. The rest often comes from Asia. Many of them
are ordinary workers doing jobs that the Kuwaitis do not
necessarily want to do. These often come from India,
Pakistan, Bangladesh or the Philippen.
What are the names of the people of Kuwait?
The residents of Kuwait are called Kuwaitans, but one
also hears the term "Kuwaiti (e) s". In Kuwait, for
example, there are more than 120 different
nationalities. In the meantime, however, attempts are
being made to reduce the influx of workers from abroad.
Only technicians and highly qualified workers from
abroad should come and otherwise the positions should be
filled by locals.
Many of the residents of Kuwait are Bedouins, who,
like foreigners, often face disadvantages.
Languages in Kuwait
Arabic is the main language and Persian is the second
language. English is used as the commercial language. We
don't know in which language the two men are talking in
the photo below.
Religions in Kuwait
Most of the people in Kuwait are Muslims and most of
them live the Sunni faith. A third of Muslims are
Shiites. The Islam is the state religion in Kuwait. A
small proportion of Catholics live in Kuwait, as well as
Hindus and Parsi, a religious group that originally came
from India and Pakistan.