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Kuwait Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 2,226   Population 2000 (UN '000) 1,914
Area (km2) 17,259   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 59
Number of Administrative Units 5   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 445
Number of Urban Extents 2   Number of Settlement Points 27

Kuwait Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Kuwait
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Governorate
Number of Units 5
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 445
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 2,091
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 2,157
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 2,226
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 2,143
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 1,691
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 1,914
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 17,259
Average Input Resolution (km) 59
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 27
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 171,391
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 12,523
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 46,204
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 2
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 3,942
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 20
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 1,981
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 3,962
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,848,248
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 7,701
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 927,974
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,855,949
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 23%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 83%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 96%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 2
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Kuwait Annual Statistical Abstract 2001, .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Spatial data received via collaborative input-data exchange with the LandScan Project, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Annual Statistical Abstract 1998 Kuwait, UN Statistical Library; City Population,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Agglomerations of 10,000 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The last census year was 1995. According to the 2001 Annual Statistical Abstract, "for the years 1999?2001 the numbers have been derived by using estimates of different annual growth rates for both natural increase in population and numbers of naturalized citizens during 1995?1998." The population figures of Hawalli and Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorates were aggregated and called Hawalli-incl.Mubarak Al-Kabeer to match the boundaries.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
According to the 2001 Annual Statistical Abstract, there are now a total of 6 govenorates (administrative level 1) in Kuwait. The newest governorate, Mubarak Al-Kabeer, appears to have been added in 2000 and was split from Hawalli. To create matched boundaries at two time periods, Hawalli and Mubarak Al-Kabeer governorates were aggregated and called Hawalli-incl.MubarakAl-Kabeer. The governorate called Al Kuwayt in the spatial data is called Capital in the population data.