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Kuwait City
Skyline of Kuwait City
Skyline of Kuwait City
Country Kuwait Kuwait
Governorate Al Asimah
 • Metro
200 km2 (80 sq mi)
 (2005 estimate)
 • City 151,060 (2,008)
 • Metro
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Kuwait City is the capital of Kuwait. It has a population of 2.38 million in the metropolitan area. It is near the center of the country on the shore of the Persian Gulf.

It has Kuwait's parliament (Majlis Al-Umma), most governmental offices and the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks.

On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and took the city. On August 8, Iraq said the emirate was their land. During the occupation, the city was badly damaged. Many buildings were destroyed, including the Kuwait National Museum.

Kuwait City has an arid climate. They have very hot summers, little rainfall, and frequent dust storms.

Twin towns — sister cities

Beach, Kuwait City, 1980
Beach, Kuwait City, 1980

Kuwait City is twinned with:

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Kuwait (ciudad) para niños

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