Country Profile

State of Kuwait
(Dawlat al-Kuwayt)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
19 June 1961
Capital City:
Kuwait City
Total Area Ranking:
157 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
of 242 in the World

The Country


Kuwait is located at the northwestern end of the Arabian Gulf, (also known as the Persian Gulf). To the south and southwest is Saudi Arabia, to the northwest and north is Iraq and to the east is the Persian Gulf. Since the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in 1991, the border with Iraq has been defined by a permanent wall. Much of the landscape is low undulating desert, with salt marshes fringing the coast. Huge oil and gas reserves made Kuwait the world’s first oil-rich state.

The capital is Kuwait City, situated on coast. The country covers an area of about 6880 square miles (17,820 square kilometers), and has a population of 1.8 million (1993 figures), of which 97% live in towns and cities. The population is made up of 45% Kuwaiti, 35% other Arab, 9% South Asian, 4% Iranian and 7% other minorities. Most of the population is Sunni Muslim.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Kuwaiti History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Kuwait
Yahoo Kuwait page
wikipedia: Kuwait
wikipedia: History of Kuwait


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Kuwait.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Upon independence in 1961, the registration prefix 9K-xxx was adopted, eg: 9K-AKA. The sequence K-Axxx was also used temporarily 1967-68. Prior to 1961, aircraft used the registration sequence G-Axxx.

All-time Kuwait – civil aircraft register (K-aaaa 9K-aaa).
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Kuwait Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Kuwaiti Government)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter EMS/Rescue service available
Police Aviation (Kuwait Police Helicopter Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Jazeera Airways
Kuwait Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Kuwait
The World’s Airlines: Kuwait

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Kuwait International Airport
Airports in Kuwait

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added

On Show

Aviation Museums

Educational Science Museum

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

Kuwait Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Kuwait Aviation Central

Royal Aviation Kuwait

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