Consulate General of the State of Kuwait - Guangzhou
Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy emirate with democratic parliamentary system, it is manifested in its National Assembly which has legislative power. Kuwait is located in the northeast of the Arabian Gulf, it is bounded on the northwest by the Republic of Iraq and on the south by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kuwait was formerly known as "Kutu" (KUT) which means a small castle (it was built near the coast). On January 29, 2006, Sheikh Sabah Ahmed Sabah became the Emir of Kuwait, who was sworn in on January 29 of the same year and appointed Sheikh Navajo Ahmed Sabah as the crown prince.
Kuwait City is the political and economic capital of Kuwait as well asthe seat of government and its departments and major bank headquarters, it is also thesite of Kuwait stock exchange market. Kuwait is a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), it is also a member of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).In 1961 and 1963, it became a member of the League of Arab States and the United Nationsrespectively. In addition,Kuwaitis also a member of many international organizations.
In the aspect of economy, Kuwait is the important petroleum producing and exporting country. Its petroleum reserves rank fifth in the world and the proved petroleum reserves accounts for about 10% of the world. The export of petroleum and its auxiliary products takes up about 95% amount of exports of the country,it becomes 80% income resources of the government. Kuwait is a high-income country categorized by the World Bank, this economic capability comes from a strong Gross National Product. In 2015, Kuwait’s per capita Gross National Product was approximately USD 29,800, it ranks third in the Arab countries and nineteenth in the world.
Kuwait is a developed country in many areas, it possesses many modern distinctive architectures, modern skyscrapers and towers. Its capital is a modern city surrounded by high buildings. There is a Liberation Tower in the center of Kuwait City which was built in 1996, it was the fifth tallest buildings in the world at that time.
In the aspect of culture, Kuwait has many domestic and foreign institutions of higher education, it also has a lot of large scale libraries such as Kuwaiti National Library, National Public Library, Central library of Arabic poetry and Sheikh Jabbar Ahmed Cultural Center, etc. Kuwait Theater’s activities is the earliest cultural event of the Gulf countries, it can be traced back to the year of 1922, however, drama was considered as the most prominent cultural show in Kuwait. Besides, there are many other forms of art such as literature, poetry, music and art.
At the same time, Kuwait has also held lots of important exhibitions, such as Kuwait International Book Fair which was known as the second largest exhibitions in Arab countries,its first exhibition can be traced back to November 1975; The Middle East International Invention Exhibition was regarded as the best invention exhibition in the world; During the period of January 17 to 20, 2018, Kuwait will hold the Air Show.
Kuwait has been known for its business since ancient times. Most people collected pearls andengaged in trade at sea between Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa since the establishment of the country. It also made Kuwait a trade center and a major port in the north of the Arabian Gulf.With the presence of some tourist facilities, Kuwait has also become a destination for business visits.People can enjoy the desert natural landscape in spring, can also playat the beachand enjoy the sea view in the early summer and late summer.Kuwait is famous forthe "FAILAKA" archaeological site of the Philip Island which combined its ancient civilizations and modern history, as well as museums such as the Kuwaiti National Museum.Kuwait also has many shopping malls, markets, parks and entertainment places, as well as a wide variety of restaurants and fancy cafes from all over the world.You can buy various living necessities in Kuwait, including all kinds of delicious food, high-grade clothing, furniture, electric appliances, cars, motorcycles, children's toys and sporting goods, etc. Goods from all over the world are exported to Kuwait, however, due to the low tariff in Kuwait, the price of goods is not very high. In Kuwait, English is the second language besides Arabic, so you can use English in most places, there is no difficulty in communicating with the warm and friendly Kuwaiti people.
Location: Middle East
Time: GMT + 3 Hours
Area of Kuwait: 17,820 sq km
Kuwaiti Population: 4.23 Million （Year 2015）
Kuwaiti Capital: Kuwait City
Bordering Countries : Iraq 240 km, Saudi Arabia 222 km
Kuwaiti Government: Monarchy
Official Language: Arabic.
Climate: Summer is intensely hot , dry and long, from April to October; Winter is warm, short with occasional rainfall; Spring and Autumn are very short.
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