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Kuwait has nine islands and is divided into six governorates :


Kuwait city (capital)

Al Jahra

Hawalli Governorate

Al Farwaniyah Governorate

Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate

Al-Ahmadi Governorate


QUICK INFORMATION


FOUNDER :Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

CAPITAL :Kuwait city

AREA : 17,818 sq km

POPULATION :: 3,996,899 million

NATIONAL DAY : 25th February

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE : Arabic, but English is widely spoken

CURRENCY :: Kuwaiti Dinar

TIME :GMT + 3 hours

INTERNATIONAL CALLING CODE : +965


Kuwait is an Arab state located in the Middle East Gulf region. It is strategically located and has huge oil reserves of up to 102 billion barrels making it one of the world's richest countries. However, it wasn't until the Al Otob tribe fled to State of Kuwait away from the terrible drought which perished the Arab Peninsula. They chose Sabah bin Jaber as their governor in 1756. As time passed, the small town of Kuwait benefited from its location overlooking the head of the Arabian Gulf and thrived through trade, fishing and pearl fishery. Hence, Kuwait became one of the most prosperous countries in the region. Since 1756, fourteen rulers from Al Sabah family ruled Kuwait. The current Kuwait ruler is Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

Kuwait has also been the most successful football team in the Gulf cup winning 10 tournament titles.


KUWAIT DEMOGRAPHICS


It is estimated that Kuwait's total population is 3,996,899 of which 69% of the Kuwaiti population are expatriates.

Ethnic groups in Kuwait include Arabs with 27.9% Asian 37.8, African 1.9% and 1.1% being Europeans, North Americans and South Americans.


MAIN INDUSTRIES OF KUWAIT


Petroleum

Petrochemicals

Cement

Shipbuilding and repair

Water desalination

Food processing

Construction materials


KUWAIT EMPLOYMENT VISA


Like other Gulf States, in order to work in Kuwait, you will need to be sponsored by your employer. Your employer will take care of much of the administration. An offer of employment must first be accepted, then a Kuwaiti employer/sponsor will apply for the work permit from the Ministry of Social Affairs & Labour. Once you have obtained a work visa you can then apply for a residence visa, again your employer will help you on this. You will also be required to take medical tests and have your biometrics taken.

You will need to apply for an entry visa to enter Kuwait. If you're on a visit visa in Kuwait and have accepted employment, you must leave Kuwait and return on the new entry visa.

Upon obtaining residency in Kuwait, you will be allowed to bring your wife and children to live with you. The residence visa for family formalities are similar to those of the work visa. Please see below for useful information.


www.e.gov.kw/sites/kgoEnglish/pages/HomePage.aspx(Government website)


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