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Kuwait City
Kuwait City

Kuwait City (also Al-Kuwait - الكويت), population 32,403 (2005 Census), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah governorate. Locally known as "The City" (Al-Diera - ألديره), it contains the Majlis Al-Umma (Kuwait's parliament), most Governmental offices, the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks, the Liberation Tower and the Kuwait Towers. Kuwait City is located at 29°22'11" North, 47°58'42" East (29.369722, 47.978333). [1] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1532x1344, 1852 KB) Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1532x1344, 1852 KB) Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... The Al Asimah (Arabic: ألعاصمه ) governate of Kuwait consists of Kuwait City and the sourounding suburbs of Shuwaik, Shamiya, Dahiya Abduallah al Salem, Dasmam, Bnied Al-Gar, Nuzha, Fayha, Adiliya, Khaldiya, Yarmouk, Qurtoba (Qortuba), and Kaifan. ... The National Assembly of Kuwait, known as the Majlis Al-Umma, is the parliament of Kuwait. ... States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in red and orange—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, and the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ... At 372 m, the Liberation Tower (seen in background) is the worlds 21st tallest free-standing structure, by pinnacle height. ... Kuwait Towers observation deck The Kuwait Towers are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City. ...


Kuwait City's trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik (Shuwaik Port) and 50 kilometers to the south by the port of Mina al-Ahmadi (Ahmadi Port) on the Persian Gulf coast. Kuwait International Airport is located in Al-Maqwa, Kuwait, near Kuwait City. ... Shuwaikh is an industrial area within the Al-Asimah governorate in the country of Kuwait. ... The Al Ahmadi Governorate (Arabic:الاحمدي) is one of the six governorates of Kuwait. ... It has been suggested that Persian Gulf States be merged into this article or section. ...

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Suburbs

Kuwait City Skyline
Kuwait City Skyline

Although they are not popularly recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city: There is only one city in Kuwait, Kuwait City, although it is separated into the following suburbs: Abraq Hīţān Ardīyah Fardaws al-Farwānīyah al-Fuĥayĥīl Hawallī al-Jabirīyah Hīţān-al-Janūbīyah al-Karīm al-Kuwayt (downtown area) al-Qusayr... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) Kuwait city skyline with the National Bank of Kuwait, Burgan Bank and Liberation Tower visible in the background as well as old boats docked in the foreground. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) Kuwait city skyline with the National Bank of Kuwait, Burgan Bank and Liberation Tower visible in the background as well as old boats docked in the foreground. ...

  • Bayan بيان
  • Bneid Al-Qar بنيد القار
  • Hawalli حولي
  • Al Jabriya الجابرية
  • Mishref مشرف
  • Al Salmiya السالمية
  • Sabah Al-Salem صباح السالم
  • Salwa سلوى
  • Sharq شرق
  • Al Shuwaikh الشويخ
  • Al Rumaithiya الرميثية
  • Abdullah Al-Salem عبدالله السالم
  • Al-Nuzha النزهه
  • Keifan كيفان
  • Al Shamiya الشامية
  • Al Da'iya الدعية
  • Al Faiha الفيحا
  • Al Qadisiya القادسية
  • Al Dasma الدسمه
  • Qurtoba قرطبة
  • Al Surra السره
  • Al Yarmouk اليرموك
  • Al Mansouriah المنصورية
  • Al Andalus الاندلس

Bayan(Arabic:بيان) is a residential area within the Hawalli governorate of Kuwait. ... The Hawalli area is the main area in the Hawalli govenerate. ... small town in south of hawalli : there are big club in this town his name is yarmouk sporting club ... Al Salmiya Club (Arabic: نادي السالمية) is a Kuwaiti professional football (soccer) club. ... Sabah Al-Salem is a suburb several kilometres south of Kuwait City, Kuwait. ... Salwa is a suburb of Hawalli is Kuwait. ... ash-Sharqiyah (Arabic: ‎ the eastern) may refer to: Ash Sharqiyah Governorate, Egypt Ash Sharqiyah Region (Oman) Ash Sharqiyah Province, Saudi Arabia Kassala (state), Sudan Wadi ash-Sharqiyah, Sudan Al Gharbiyah (western) Ash Shamaliyah (northern) Al Janobiyah (southern) Al Wusta (central) Eastern (subnational entity) Categories: | ... Al-Qadisiya is a Saudi Arabian football team playing at the top level. ... Qurtoba is the name of several places: Qurtoba is an old Islamic city in Spain Qurtoba is one of Hawalli city districts in Kuwait Qurtoba International School is a school in Jordan Qurtoba School Jouf Saudi Arabia is a school in Saudi Arabia[1] Al Andalus Category: ... Al-Andalus (Arabic: الأندلس) was the Arabic name given to those parts of the Iberian Peninsula governed by Muslims from 711 to 1492. ...

History

The city was invaded and seized by Iraqi forces in the 1990 Gulf War. Under Iraqi occupation it was renamed al Kadhima (apparently an older name for the town)1 in order to erase Kuwaiti identity. It returned to its original name once Iraqi troops were expelled. This article is about the year. ... Combatants UN Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf Saddam Hussein Strength 660,000 360,000 Casualties 378 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 dead, 75,000 wounded The Gulf War ( 2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991 ) was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations...


During the invasion, the city was extensively bombed and damaged. Buildings were fired upon, set alight, and demolished; roads and bridges links were the targets of explosives, and landmarks were defaced. The Kuwait National Museum, for example, which once held an extensive, comprehensive, and beautiful collection of artwork, was looted and then torched. The Kuwait Towers, the symbols of the country, were the targets of Saddam Hussein, who aimed to demolish them. Only minor damage was done to the Towers, and they are still the nation's symbol.


After the invasion, foreign investors and the Kuwaiti government were actively involved in modernizing the city and transforming it into a world-class, state-of-the-art business hub. Today, virtually all traces of the invasion have been cleared, and construction cranes dot the skyline as skyscrapers lift off from the ground and reach upwards. Many new hotels, including an exclusive Four Seasons and InterContinental, are now under construction, signaling a new era of growth for Kuwait City. The city is already in excellent shape, with new buildings with modern designs taking shape and glittering shopping malls opening. Some tourists are already present in the city, most of them looking for a relaxing beach getaway.


Economy

Kuwait's booming economy has allowed many international hotel chains to enter agreements to open hotels in the country. According to the Kuwait Hotel Owners Association, over twenty-five new hotels are planned or in construction, including the following:

  • Le Meridien Mubarakiya - opening mid 2006
  • Al Manshar Rotana Hotel & Suites - opening late 2006
  • InterContinental Kuwait - opening mid 2007
  • Hotel Missoni Kuwait - opening fall 2007 (the world's first Hotel Missoni)
  • The Regent Messilah Beach Resort & Spa - opening late 2007
  • The Monarch Luxury Hotel & Conference Center - opening February 2008
  • Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait City - opening late 2008
  • The Square Capital Tower - opening 2009

Hotel Missoni Kuwait is a luxury lifestyle hotel due to open in Kuwaits shopping and entertainment district of Salmiya. ...

Footnotes

  1. see Dismantling the “Republic of Fear” Was a Just Cause by: Ibrahim Al-Marashi [2]

Links

  • Kuwait City at "goruma" (german)

Coordinates: 29°23′N 47°59′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kuwait City travel guide - Wikitravel (1237 words)
Kuwait City (Arabic: Al Kuwayt) is the capital of the country with the same name.
Kuwait City is a bustling metropolis of high-rise office buildings, luxury hotels, wide boulevards and well-tended parks and gardens.
Kuwait City is one of the safest places in the Middle East.
The Persian Gulf - Kuwait City (1299 words)
Kuwait City has a population 191,000 (1991), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah goveronate.
Kuwait City's trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik (Shuwaik Port) and 50 kilometers to the south by the port of Mina al-Ahmadi (Ahmadi Port) on the Persian Gulf coast.
The city was invaded and seized by Iraqi forces in the 1991 Gulf War.
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