Welcome to Fahad Al-Rajaan’s Blogspot page. Here you will find posts related to the State of Kuwait. Add this page to your favourites to keep current with the latest Kuwait-related information and news.
Some posts here may discuss the nation’s history and current events. Kuwait is an Arab country situated in the Persian Gulf. The State of Kuwait gained independence from the British on 19 June 1961 and covers an area of some 6,880 square miles. The current Prime Minister is Jaber al-Sabah; its Crown Prince is Nawaf al-Sabah; and its Emir is Sabah al-Sabah. Kuwait is ruled via a unitary parliamentary system and a constitutional monarchy.
In addition to information about the nation’s history and its current leaders, this blog will talk about the people of the nation. Only about 30% of Kuwaiti residents are native Kuwaiti – the country is home to a large number of expatriates from all over the world who settled in Kuwait for its burgeoning economy and job opportunities. Kuwait’s demography is composed of approximately 60% Arabs (including many Egyptians and Palestinians), 37% Asians, 2% Africans and a remaining 1% of other nationalities. The capital is Kuwait City, which is also the State of Kuwait’s largest city. Kuwait’s currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD). Its United Nations Human Development Index rating is marked as very high, ranking Kuwait as the 46th most developed country in the world.
Posts here will also sometimes deal with geography, climate and industry. Kuwait lies at the tip of the Persian Gulf in Western Asia. The nation shares borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The Kuwaiti economy largely centres around the petroleum industry, with petroleum-based products and fertilisers being Kuwait’s biggest exports.
Other posts may involve the Kuwaiti economy and related events and news. The Kuwaiti Stock Exchange is the Arab world’s second-largest stock exchange, and the State of Kuwait was a pioneer of diversification of earnings away from oil exports in the Middle East. A significant rise in small business start-ups and entrepreneurship has taken place within Kuwait in the last few years, with many business-starters entering the forums of web-based businesses and apps. Kuwait’s Gross Domestic Product was estimated at $283.976 billion in 2014, ranking the State of Kuwait as the 52nd most affluent country in the world. The Kuwaiti Dinar became the legal tender of Kuwait when the country gained independence in 1961. Furthermore, Kuwait has a vast cultural heritage covering theatre, literature, the arts and music. Today, the State of Kuwait produces some of the Arab world’s most popular soap operas.