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Areas of Kuwait
Map of Kuwait's Governorates

Kuwait is divided into six governorates, in each there are several areas (Arabic: ‎).

Areas, due to their small area which does not exceed 5 km2 (2 sq mi), are sometimes called towns. However they are officially translated to areas.[1][2][3] The Arabic word for area, Mintaqah can mean both mean area and region.[4][5] Areas are further subdivided into blocks, each of which is refereed by to a number. All blocks are divided into streets (singular ? ri?). However, some areas may be further subdivided into Jadd?t (singular ? Jadda), which might be translated to avenue or lane.

Each area in Kuwait has an official governmental facility called co-op society or just society (Arabic: ‎). For example, in Surra, it's called Surra Co-op Society. Societies are mainly supermarkets that provide foods and produces, and they may take part in maintaining some on the areas' landmarks like parks and schools, but they're not legally obliged to. Societies have elected members who manage them. Only residents of the area can vote for their society membership.

Capital Governorate

Location of Capital Governorate in Kuwait
Kuwait City at night, with the Kuwait National Assembly at the centre
Date seller in Kuwait's traditional S?g li-Mb?rk?ya in Kuwait City.

The Capital Governorate (Arabic: ?‎, romanizedal-ima Gulf Arabic: il-ma‎) houses the capital of the country, Kuwait City, the historic Failaka Island, as well as many suburban areas near the capital of the country.

Areas of Capital Governorate
Official English Arabic Gulf Arabic Transliteration Year Established # of Blocks[6] Population (2011)[6] Notes
Kuwait City Mad?nat li-Kw?t 17th century Kuwait City is the location of the historical districts of Old Kuwait. These are ?arg, Jibla, Mirg?b, and Dasm?n. In addition to Bedouin villages, most Kuwaitis resided in these districts before the discovery of oil. Locally referred to as id-D?ra (the ends).
Abdulla Al-Salem ? Ðyat ?Abdalla is-S?lim 1963[7] 4 13,098 Often referred to simply as ið?-Ðya 'the suburb'.
Adailiya li-?D?l?ya 1963[7] 4 11,006
Bnaid Al-Qar ? Bn?d il-G?r 2 13,171
Da?iya id-Diya 1957[7] 5 11,289
Dasma id-Dasma 1954[7] 6 12,455
Doha id-Da 22,047 Not to be confused with the Qatari Capital
Doha Port Mina id-Da 573
Faiha' ? il-Fa 1956[7] 9 12,333
Failaka F?li?a 147 A historic island. Its name comes from Greek ?(?) - fylakio(n) 'outpost'. Used to be inhabited until the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Birthplace of F?li?a (sub)dialect of Kuwaiti Arabic.
Ghornata ?irna 3 8,752 It was named after the city of Granada in Spain
Jaber Al-Ahmad City ? (Mad?nat) J?bir il-A?mad 40,591
Kaifan K?f?n 1955[7] 7 17,300
Khaldiya il-X?ld?ya 1961[7] 4 9,820
Mans?riya il-Manr?ya 1965[7] 2 5,589 Location of Al-Arabi SC, one of the oldest sports clubs in Kuwait.
Nahdha in-Nahð?a 3 Formerly East Sulaibikhat
North West Sulaibikhat ? ? ?am?l ?arb li-?l?bix?t 7,941 Temporary name
Nuzha in-Nizha 1963[7] 3 8,372
Qadsiya il-Q?ds?ya 1958[7] 9 14,389
Qurtuba Qur?uba 5 28,736
Rawda ir-R?ð?a 1965[7] 5 21,535
Shamiya ? i?-m?ya 1955[7] 10 8,351
Shuwaikh li-?w?x 1954[7] 8 3,012
Shuwaikh Industrial Area li-?w?x i?-?inya 2,518
Shuwaikh Port Mina li-?w?x 185
Sulaibikhat li-?l?bix?t 5 23,686
Surra is-Sirra 6 30,264
Umm an Namil Island (Jaz?rat) Umm in-Namil 0
Yarmouk ? il-Yarm?k 4 15,385
Total population (2011)
326,513

Hawalli Governorate

Areas of Hawalli Governorate
English Arabic Population (2011)[6] Notes/Landmarks
Anjafa 596 Anjafa beach
Bay?n ? 39,799 Bayan Palace
Bi'da Coastal area with many business with sea view.
Hawally ? 128,549 Notable for its huge commercial activities and dozens of malls.
Hittin ? 20,809
Jabriya 56,392 Home of multiple hospitals, including Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Hadi Hospital, and Royale Hayat Hospital, as well as many embassies, the Blood Bank of Kuwait and Health Sciences Campus of Kuwait University.
Maidan Hawalli ?
Mishrif ? 27,391
Mubarak Al-Jabir
Nigra
Rumaithiya 41,787 Has the largest number of Husainiyas in Kuwait.
Salam ? 22,314
Salmiya 196,153 Big commercial activities and a lot of malls.
Salwa ? 80,283
Sha'ab 10,084
Shuhada ? 15,258
Siddiq 26
South Surra ?
Zahra ? 23,792
Total population (2011)
672,910

Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate

The Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorate (Arabic: ‎, romanizedMub?rak al-Kab?r Gulf Arabic: Mb?rak il-kab?ir‎) is the governorate most recently established. It is named after Mubarak the Great.

Areas of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate
English Arabic Population (2011)[6] Notes/Landmarks
Abu Al Hasaniya 1,682
Abu Futaira 57
Ad?n 48,095
Al Qurain 33,616
Al-Qusour 38,606
Fint?s ?
Funait?s 578
Mis?la ? 1,022
Mubarak Al-Kabeer 48,196 Governorate seat.
Sabah Al-Salem ? 83,437
Sabh?n 2,903
South Wista ? ? 51
Wista ? 570
Total population (2011)
258,813

Ahmadi Governorate

Areas of Ahmadi Governorate
English Arabic Population (2011)[6] Notes/Landmarks
Abu Halifa 29,870
Abdullah Port ? 24,415
Ahmadi ? 21,469 Governorate seat.
Ali As-Salim ? 42,173
Aqila ? 13,579
Bar Al Ahmadi ? 723 Desert area of Al Ahmadi.
Bneidar
Dhaher ? 33,197
Fahaheel 54,157
Fahad Al-Ahmad 17096
Hadiya ? 17,990
Jaber Al-Ali ? 38,868
Jawaher Al Wafra 653
Jilei'a ?
Khairan ? 1,895
Mahbula 77,988
Mangaf 73,378
Miqwa' 32
New Khairan City ? ? 2
New Wafra ? 2,488
Nuwaiseeb 537
Riqqa 36,058
Sabah Al-Ahmad City ? 1,235
Sabah Al-Ahmad Nautical City ? ?
Sabahiya 56,640
Shu'aiba (North & South) ? 26
South Sabahiya ? 73
Wafra 7,856
Zoor 2,230
Zuhar
Total population (2011)
588,068

Farwaniya Governorate

Areas of Farwaniya Governorate
English Arabic Population (2011)[6] Notes/Landmarks
Abdullah Al-Mubarak ? ? 61,441 Also known as West Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.
Airport District 29
Andalous ? 42,325
Ardiya 47,928
Ardiya Herafiya 42,173
Ardiya Industrial Area ? 203
Ashbelya ? 21,848
Dhajeej 99
Farwaniya 136,260 Governorate seat.
Fordous ? 52,173
Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh ? 227,980
Khaitan 109,901
Omariya ? 17,373
Rabiya ? 18,620
Rai ? 1,054 Home to The Avenues (Kuwait), the world's second largest covered mall.
Al-Riggae 24,820
Rihab 15,682
Sabah Al-Nasser ? 38,507
Sabaq Al Hajan ? 2,218 Camel racing area.
Total population (2011)
818,571

Jahra Governorate

Areas of Jahra Governorate
English Arabic Population (2011)[6] Notes/Landmarks
Abdali ? 6,839
Al Nahda / East Sulaibikhat / 6,756
Amghara 8,623
Bar Jahra ? 1,044 Desert area of Jahra.
Jahra ? 38,664 Governorate seat.
Jahra Industrial Area ? ? 1,259
Kabad 3,602
Naeem 13,913
Nasseem 18,745
Oyoun 31,009
Qasr 42,050
Saad Al Abdullah City 65,394
Salmi ? 1,187
Sikrab ? 264
South Doha / Qairaw?n ? / 15,200
Sulaibiya 58,275
Sulaibiya Agricultural Area ? 6,778
Taima 52,740
Waha 28,154
Total population (2011)
400,975

See also

References

  1. ^ Kuwait National News Agency
  2. ^ Ministry of Interior
  3. ^ "Ministry of Electricity and Water". Archived from the original on 2015-07-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Cambridge English-Arabic dictionary, Area translatation
  5. ^ Cambridge English-Arabic dictionary, Region translatation
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Geoportal for Kuwait Census 2011". Central Statistical Bureau of Kuwait. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Al-Nakib, Farah (2014). "Revisiting "?a?ar" and "bad?" in Kuwait: Citizenship, Housing, and the Construction of a Dichotomy". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 46 (1): 5-30. ISSN 0020-7438. JSTOR 43303105. Retrieved .

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