Areas of Kuwait

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Map of Kuwait's Governorates

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

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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 منطقة 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 شوارع (singular شارع šāriʿ). However, some areas may be further subdivided into جادات Jaddāt (singular جادة 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 : جمعية). 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

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Location of Capital Governorate in Kuwait
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The centre of Kuwait City at night, with the Kuwait National Assembly
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Failaka Island ruins
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Date seller in Kuwait's traditional Sūg li-Mbārkīya

The Capital Governorate (Arabic : العاصمة, romanized: al-ʿĀṣima Gulf Arabic : il-ʿĀṣma) comprises the core areas of Kuwait City and several offshore islands, among them Failaka Island.

Areas of Capital Governorate
Official EnglishArabicGulf Arabic TransliterationYear Established# of Blocks [6] Population (2011) [6] Notes
Abdulla Al-Salem ضاحية عبد الله السالمÐ̣āḥyat ʿAbdalla is-Sālim1963 [7] [8] 413,098Often referred to simply as ið̣-Ð̣āḥya 'the suburb'.
Adailiya العديليةli-ʿDēlīya1963 [7] 411,006
Bnaid Al-Qar بنيد القارBnēd il-Gār213,171
Daʿiya الدعيةid-Diʿīya1957 [7] 511,289
Dasma الدسمةid-Dasma1954 [7] 612,455
Doha الدوحةid-Dōḥa22,047Not to be confused with the Qatari Capital
Doha Port ميناء الدوحةMina id-Dōḥa573
Faiha' الفيحاءil-Fēḥa1956 [7] 912,333
Failaka فيلكاFēliča147A historic island. Its name comes from Greek φυλάκιο(ν) - fylakio(n) 'outpost'. Used to be inhabited until the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Birthplace of Fēliča (sub)dialect of Kuwaiti Arabic.
Ghornata غرناطةĠirnāṭa38,752It was named after the city of Granada in Spain
Jaber Al-Ahmad City مدينة جابر الأحمد(Madīnat) Jābir il-Aḥmad40,591
Jibla جِبْلَة154,772
Kaifan كيفانKēfān1955 [7] 717,300
Khaldiya الخالديةil-Xāldīya1961 [7] 49,820
Mansūriya المنصوريةil-Manṣūrīya1965 [7] 25,589Location of Al-Arabi SC, one of the oldest sports clubs in Kuwait.
Mirgab المرقاب33,699
Nahdha النهضةin-Nahð̣a3Formerly East Sulaibikhat
North West Sulaibikhat شمال غرب الصليبيخاتŠamāl Ġarb li-Ṣlēbixāt7,941Temporary name
Nuzha النزهةin-Nizha1963 [7] 38,372
Qadsiya القادسيةil-Qādsīya1958 [7] 914,389
Qurtuba قرطبةQurṭuba528,736
Rawda الروضةir-Rōð̣a1965 [7] 521,535
Shamiya الشاميةiš-Šāmīya1955 [7] 1014,708
Sharq شرق‎83,699
Shuwaikh الشويخli-Šwēx1954 [7] 83,012
Shuwaikh Industrial Area الشويخ الصناعيةli-Šwēx iṣ-Ṣināʿīya2,518
Shuwaikh Port ميناء الشويخMina li-Šwēx185
Sulaibikhat الصليبخاتli-Ṣlēbixāt523,686
Surra السرةis-Sirra630,264
Umm an Namil Island جزيرة ام النمل(Jazīrat) Umm in-Namil0
Yarmouk اليرموكil-Yarmūk415,385
Total population (2011)359,245

Hawalli Governorate

Areas of Hawalli Governorate
EnglishArabicPopulation (2011) [6] Notes/Landmarks
Anjafa أنجفة596Anjafa beach
Bayān بيان39,799 Bayan Palace
Bi'da البدعCoastal area with many business with sea view.
Hawally حولي128,549Notable for its huge commercial activities and dozens of malls.
Hittin حطين20,809
Jabriya الجابرية56,392Home 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 ميدان حولي
Mishrif مشرف27,391
Mubarak Al-Jabir مبارك الجابر
Nigra النقرة
Rumaithiya الرميثية41,787Has the largest number of Husainiyas in Kuwait.
Salam سلام22,314
Salmiya السالمية196,153Big commercial activities and a lot of malls.
Salwa سلوى80,283
Sha'ab الشعب10,084
Shuhada الشهداء15,258
Siddiq الصديق26
South Surra جنوب السرة
Zahra الزهراء23,792Has the biggest mall (360 Mall) in Kuwait.
Total population (2011)672,910

Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate

The Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorate (Arabic : مبارك الكبير, romanized: Mubārak al-Kabīr Gulf Arabic : Mbārak il-kabīir) is the governorate most recently established. It is named after Mubarak the Great.

Areas of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate
EnglishArabicPopulation (2011) [6] Notes/Landmarks
Abu Al Hasaniya أبو الحصانية1,682
Abu Futaira أبو فطيرة57
Adān العدان48,095
Al Qurain القرين33,616
Al-Qusour القصور38,606
Fintās الفنطاس
Funaitīs الفنيطيس578
Misīla المسيلة1,022
Mubarak Al-Kabeer مبارك الكبير48,196Governorate seat.
Sabah Al-Salem صباح السالم83,437
Sabhān صبحان2,903
South Wista جنوب وسطي51
Wista وسطي570
Total population (2011)258,813

Ahmadi Governorate

Areas of Ahmadi Governorate
EnglishArabicPopulation (2011) [6] Notes/Landmarks
Abu Halifa أبو حليفة29,870
Abdullah Port ميناء عبد الله24,415
Ahmadi الأحمدي21,469Governorate seat.
Ali As-Salim علي صباح السالم42,173
Aqila العقيلة13,579
Bar Al Ahmadi بر الأحمدي723Desert area of Al Ahmadi.
Bneidar بنيدر
Dhaher بر الأحمدي33,197
Fahaheel الفحيحيل54,157
Fahad Al-Ahmad فهد الأحمد17096
Hadiya هدية17,990
Jaber Al-Ali جابر العلي38,868
Jawaher Al Wafra جواخير الوفرة653
Jilei'a الجليعة
Khairan الخيران1,895
Mahbula المهبولة77,988
Mangaf المنقف73,378
Miqwa' المقوع32
New Khairan City مدينة الخيران الجديدة2
New Wafra الوفرة الجديدة2,488
Nuwaiseeb النويصيب537
Riqqa الرقة36,058
Sabah Al-Ahmad City مدينة صباح الأحمد1,235
Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City مدينة صباح الأحمد البحرية
Sabahiya الصباحية56,640
Shu'aiba (North & South)الشعيبة26
South Sabahiya جنوب الصباحية73
Wafra الوفرة7,856
Zoor الزور2,230
Zuhar الظهر
Total population (2011)588,068

Farwaniya Governorate

Areas of Farwaniya Governorate
EnglishArabicPopulation (2011) [6] Notes/Landmarks
Abdullah Al-Mubarak عبدالله المبارك61,441Also known as West Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.
Airport District منطقة المطار29
Andalous الأندلس42,325
Ardiya العارضية47,928
Ardiya Herafiya العارضية حرفية42,173
Ardiya Industrial Area العارضية المنطقة الصناعية203
Ashbelya اشبيلية21,848
Dhajeej الضجيج99
Farwaniya الفروانية136,260Governorate seat.
Fordous الفردوس52,173
Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh جليب الشيوخ227,980
Khaitan خيطان109,901
Omariya العمرية17,373
Rabiya الرابية18,620
Rai الري1,054Home to The Avenues (Kuwait), the world's second largest covered mall.
Al-Riggae الرقعي24,820
Rihab الرحاب15,682
Sabah Al-Nasser صباح الناصر38,507
Sabaq Al Hajan سباق الهجن2,218Camel racing area.
Total population (2011)818,571

Jahra Governorate

Areas of Jahra Governorate
EnglishArabicPopulation (2011) [6] Notes/Landmarks
Abdali العبدلي6,839
Al Nahda / East Sulaibikhat النهضة / شرق الصليبخات6,756
Amghara أمغرة8,623
Bar Jahra بر الجهراء1,044Desert area of Jahra.
Jahra الجهراء38,664Governorate seat.
Jahra Industrial Area الجهراء المنطقة الصناعية1,259
Kabad كبد3,602
Naeem النعيم13,913
Nasseem النسيم18,745
Oyoun العيون31,009
Qasr القصر42,050
Saad Al Abdullah City مدينة سعد العبدالله65,394
Salmi السالمي1,187
Sikrab السكراب264
South Doha / Qairawān جنوب الدوحة / القيروان15,200
Subiya الصبية
Sulaibiya الصليبية58,275
Sulaibiya Agricultural Area الصليبية المنطقة الزراعية6,778
Taima تيماء52,740
Waha الواحة28,154
Total population (2011)400,975

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