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About Kuwait

Kuwait, officially known as the State of Kuwait is a small stretch of land on the Persian Gulf. This oil-rich nation was subjected to invasion from Iraq during Saddam Hussain’s rule.

The country is a high-income economy and its currency was one of the highest valued currencies of the world.

The country is also a major source of foreign economic assistance to other states through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityKuwait City
Government TypeUnitary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyKuwaiti dinar, KWD
Phone Code +965
Important Cities?awall?, Al Farw?n?yah, Al Fa????l, Ar Riqqah, Al Manqaf, Al Jahra, Al Fin??s, Jan?b as Surrah
National DayNational Day (25th Feb)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking83 (Easy)
Primary Industriespetroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, desalination, food processing, construction materials
Major ExportsCrude Petroleum, Refined Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, Acyclic Alcohols, Cyclic Hydrocarbons, Organic chemicals, Salt, sulphur, stone, cement, Fertilizers, Plastics, plastic articles, Gems, precious metals, Copper.
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Vegetables, Textiles and Clothing, Food Products, Hides and skins, Stone and Glass, Machinery and Electricals, Minerals, Wood, Transportation
Major ImportsCars, Broadcasting Equipment, Packaged Medicaments, Valves, Jewellery, machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical equipment and electronics, transport equipment, base metals and articles, chemicals and related products, and vegetables.
Major Imports from IndiaVegetables, Machinery and Electricals, Raw materials, Metals, Textiles and Clothing, Stone and Glass, Transportation, Chemicals, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Minerals, Wood, Fuels
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral diplomatic relations, Bilateral trade
Bordering NationsIran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Group of 77(G77), Greater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for KuwaitEmbassy of India
H.E. Dr. Adarsh Swaika
Honourable Ambassador
Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street,P O Box No.1450,Safat 13015, Kuwait
00965 22530612, 22530612

Embassy Details of Kuwait in IndiaEmbassy of the State of Kuwait
H.E. Mr. Khaled A A A S Alaskar
Charge d Affaires
5 A, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2410 0791 (O)

Consulate General of Kuwait in Mumbai
Mr. Imad Abdulaziz Al- Kharaz
Consul General
9th Floor, Tower A, Urmi Estate, 95 Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel(W), Mumbai 400013
+91-22-69591100/ 101 (O)