Al Ahmadi, Kuwait

Al Ahmadi (Arabic: الأحمدي‎) is a city founded in 1946 with the discovery of oil there, located in Al Ahmadi Governorate, Kuwait.

Al Ahmadi الأحمدي
Al Ahmadi الأحمدي is located in Kuwait
Al Ahmadi الأحمدي
Al Ahmadi الأحمدي
Coordinates: 29°5′N 48°5′E / 29.083°N 48.083°E / 29.083; 48.083
Country Kuwait
Population
 • Total394,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

Al Ahmadi is a district located in the south of the country. It contains the headquarters for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) with many of its refineries located there.

HistoryEdit

Al Ahmadi forms the southeastern portion of Kuwait. Covering an area of 5,120 km2. it has a population of about 394,000. Al Ahmadi is the capital of this Kuwait province with the same name. Al Ahmadi Province, named after Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was created in 1946. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ruled the province from 1921 to 1956.

During the beginning of 1940s British and Indian ex-pats started settling in Al Ahmadi. The city and town have American layouts and designed keeping in mind British preferences. The roads intersect at right angles. Areas close to the sea have buildings on the sea-facing hill slopes. The Ahmadi Town was divided by Orientation into North, South, East, and West. The North Ahmadi side is where the residential area is prominent. It also boasts of a recreational club called the Hubara, the Kuwait Golf Club Course is located here.

Coordinates: 29°05′N 48°05′E / 29.083°N 48.083°E / 29.083; 48.083