Capital Governorate (Kuwait)

The Capital Governorate (Arabic: العاصمة‎, romanizedal-ʿĀṣima Gulf Arabic: il-ʿĀṣma‎), sometimes referred to as Al Kuwayt, is one of the six governorates of Kuwait. It comprises the historic core of Kuwait City, industrial and port areas such as Shuwaikh and Doha Port, and several offshore islands. It consists of the following areas:[3]

Al-ʿĀṣima

العاصمة
The Fourth Ring Road
The Fourth Ring Road
Map of Kuwait with Al-ʿĀṣima highlighted
Map of Kuwait with Al-ʿĀṣima highlighted
Coordinates (Al Kuwait): 29°20′03″N 47°58′53″E / 29.33417°N 47.98139°E / 29.33417; 47.98139Coordinates: 29°20′03″N 47°58′53″E / 29.33417°N 47.98139°E / 29.33417; 47.98139
Country Kuwait
CapitalKuwait City
Areas23
Government
 • GovernorAli Jaber Al-Ahmad al-Sabah [ar][1]
Area
 • Total200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2014)[2]
 • Total534,964
 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03 (EAT)
ISO 3166 codeKW-KU

Al-ʿĀṣima means 'The Capital' in Arabic. Al-ʿĀṣima houses most of Kuwait's financial and business centres such as the Kuwait Stock Exchange.

GovernmentEdit

Mr.Nasir Sabah Nasir Mubarak I was governor from 1962 until his death in 1979. Salim Sabah Nasir Mubarak I became the next governor, circa 1979.[4] Jabir Abdallah Jabir Abdallah II become governor in 1985. Thabit Al Muhanna became governor in 2014.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Major local events in 2014". Kuwait News Agency.
  2. ^ "Statistical Reports". stat.paci.gov.kw. Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  3. ^ "Kuwait". www.booked.net. Archived from the original on February 20, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Alan Rush (1987). Al-Sabah: History & Genealogy of Kuwait's Ruling Family, 1752-1987. London: Ithaca Press. ISBN 978-0-86372-081-9.