Al Jahra Governorate

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Al Jahra
الجهراء
Governorate
Map of Kuwait with Al Jahra highlighted
Map of Kuwait with Al Jahra highlighted
Coordinates (Jahra): 29°20′13″N 47°39′29″E / 29.337°N 47.658°E / 29.337; 47.658Coordinates: 29°20′13″N 47°39′29″E / 29.337°N 47.658°E / 29.337; 47.658
Country  Kuwait
Capital Jahra
Districts 3
Area
 • Total 11,230 km2 (4,340 sq mi)
Population (2007-12-31)
 • Total 412,053
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+03)
ISO 3166 code KW-JA
The Red Fort in Al Jahra

Al Jahra is one of the six governorates of Kuwait. It is located to the northwest of the other governorates and houses the city of Jahra among others. It includes Bubiyan Island and is the largest governorate in Kuwait. It also contains most of Kuwait's arable land. Al Jahra also has some historic relevance to Kuwait's history. The Red Palace or Al Qasr Al Ahmar is the most important historical landmark there. In and around it the famous battle between Kuwait and the Dweesh army took place. When Jahra was a village it was an oasis and most Jahrans were farmers. Now Jahra is a large city and farming has been reduced to a few small farms.

Districts[edit]

  • Andalus
  • Ardiyah
  • Riggae
  • Furdos
  • Farwaniyah
  • Jahra
  • Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh
  • Omariya
  • Rabiya
  • Sabah Al-Nasser

Jahra[edit]

See Jahra.

See also[edit]