Governorates of Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

is divided into 6 governorate
A governorate is an administrative division of a country. It is headed by a governor. As English-speaking nations tend to call regions administered by governors either states, provinces, or colonies, the term governorate is often used in translation from non-English-speaking administrations.The...

A ' is a first-level administrative division of many Arab countries, and a second-level administrative division in Saudi Arabia. The term is usually translated to governorate in English, and occasionally to province. It comes from the Arabic root 'h-f-ẓ' which means to 'keep and guard'...

The governorates are further subdivided into districts.
Subdivision Capital
Capital City
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A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2005
Al Ahmadi1) Al Ahmadi  5 120 393 861 1946 from Al Asimah
Al Asimah (Al Kuwayt)2) Al Kuwait  200 261 013 original Governorate
Al Farwaniyah  Al Farwaniyah
Al Farwaniyah
Al Farwaniyah is the most populous of the six governorates of Kuwait, in terms of total number of residents. It is Kuwait's main residential area and also forms an important part of Kuwait's commercial activities...

190 622 123 1988 from Al Asimah
Al Jahra3) Al Jahra  12 130 272 373 1979 from Al Asimah
Hawalli  Hawalli District
Hawalli District
Hawally is the capital of the Hawalli Governorate located in the State of Kuwait.Hawally is a large suburb and the commercial center for most computer-related goods in Kuwait. Prior to the first Gulf War, it housed a large number of Palestinians, but many were expelled after the War...

84 487 514 original Governorate
Mubarak Al-Kabeer  Mubarak Al-Kabeer  94 176 519 Nov. 1999 from Hawalli
TOTAL 17 818 2 213 403  
1) The Neutral Zone
Saudi-Kuwaiti neutral zone
The Saudi–Kuwaiti neutral zone, also known as the Divided Zone, was an area of 5,770 km² between the borders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait that was left undefined when the border was established by the Uqair Convention of December 2, 1922....

 was dissolved on Dec. 18, 1969,
and the northern part with 2590 km² was added to Al Ahmadi (with small part in the northwest added to Al Jahra)
2) including the islands of Failaka
Failaka Island
Failaka Island is an island that belongs to Kuwait in the Persian Gulf. The island is 20 km off the coast of Kuwait City in the Persian Gulf. The name 'Failaka' is thought to be derived from the ancient Greek φυλάκιο - fylakio "outpost"....

, Miskan
Miskan Island
Miskan Island is a small, uninhabited island in the Persian Gulf off Kuwait. It is to the south of Bubiyan Island. It is about 1.2 kilometers long and 800 meters wide . The distance between it and Failaka Island, which lies to the south, is approximately 3.2 kilometers. The distance between...

, and Auhah
Auhah Island
Auhah Island is a small island belonging to Kuwait. It is 800 metres long by 540 metres wide, which corresponds to an area of about 34 ha, and is located 16 km south-east of Failaka Island, and 41 km from Salmiya on the mainland. Apart from a light-house and a small heliport, the island is ...

3) including the islands of Warbah
Warbah Island
Warbah Island is an island belonging to Kuwait, located in the Persian Gulf, near the mouth of the Euphrates River. It is located roughly east of the Kuwaiti mainland, north of Bubiyan Island and south of the Iraqi mainland. It is roughly long and wide with a total area of...

 and Bubiyan
Bubiyan Island
Bubiyan Island is the largest island in the Kuwaiti coastal island chain situated in the north-western corner of the Persian Gulf, with an area of ....

See also

  • ISO 3166-2:KW
    ISO 3166-2:KW
    ISO 3166-2:KW is the entry for Kuwait in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization , which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.Currently for Kuwait, ISO 3166-2 codes are...

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