Capital Governorate (Kuwait)

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Al Asimah
العاصمة
Governorate
The Fourth Ring Road
The Fourth Ring Road
Map of Kuwait with Al Asimah highlighted
Map of Kuwait with Al Asimah highlighted
Coordinates (Al Kuwait): 29°20′03″N 47°58′53″E / 29.33417°N 47.98139°E / 29.33417; 47.98139Coordinates: 29°20′03″N 47°58′53″E / 29.33417°N 47.98139°E / 29.33417; 47.98139
Country  Kuwait
Capital Al Kuwait
Districts 23
Government
 • Governor Ali Jaber Al-Ahmad al-Sabah (ar)[1]
Area
 • Total 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)[2]
 • Total 534,964
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+03)
ISO 3166 code KW-KU

Al Asimah (Arabic: العاصمة‎), also called Al Kuwayt or Capital is one of the six governorates of Kuwait, and consists of the following districts:[3]

Al Asimah means "the capital" in Arabic. Al Asimah houses most of Kuwait's financial and business centres such as the Kuwait Stock Exchange.

Government[edit]

Nasir Sabah Nasir Mubarak I was governor from 1962 until his death in 1979. Salim Sabah Nasir Mubarak I became the next governor, circa 1979.[4] Jabir Abdallah Jabir Abdallah II become governor in 1985.[4]

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