Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Kuwait

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KUWAIT
KUWAIT

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Kuwait - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

965

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

KWT

Internet country code

KW

GRC Country Code

KUW

Kuwait - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Kuwait - Languages

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The national language is standard Arabic External. About 500 000 people speak Gulf Spoken Arabic External. There are 3 537 speakers of Mehri External.

Kuwait - Company legal forms

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Kuwaiti company types include:

   Joint Liability Partnership
   Joint Stock Company (also known as a Kuwaiti Private Shareholding Company (KSC))
   Joint Venture
   Limited Liability Company (WLL)
   Mixed Liability Partnership

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Kuwait - Example address format

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Kuwaiti streets are usually numbered rather than named, so addresses consist of street numbers, area numbers, block numbers and villa/house numbers. The postal code is also often found written after the settlement name. The suburb name is often included after the city name, as in the above examples.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Kuwait - Postal codes

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Postal codes consist of a block of 5 digits. The first indicates the sector, the second the zone and the last three the post office box, large user or delivery address.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Kuwait - Postal code format graphic

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Kuwait - Postal code format

Kuwait - Postal code specifics

n/a.

Kuwait - Postal code regular expression

\A\d{5,5}\Z

Kuwait - Postal code level of coverage

3

Place names in Kuwait

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Refer to Exonyms in Kuwait for full lists of place names in Kuwait in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Kuwait - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Kuwait has 6 governorates External (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah). They are:

    Al Ahmadi External
    Al ’Asimah External
    Al Farwaniyah External
    Al Jahra’ External
    Hawalli External
    Mubarak al Kabir External

Telephone numbers in Kuwait

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Kuwaiti telephone numbers have no area codes. Geographic subscriber numbers have between 7 and 8 digits. Mobile numbers have 8 digits and commence with 5, 6 or 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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