Jahra Governorate

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Jahra Governorate
محافظة الجهراء
Governorate
Map of Kuwait with Jahra highlighted
Map of Kuwait with 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 25
Government
 • Governor Fahad Ahmed Al-Ameer
Area
 • Total 11,230 km2 (4,340 sq mi)
Population (June 2014)[1]
 • Total 491,392
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC+03)
ISO 3166 code KW-JA

Jahra Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الجهراء‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat al-Ǧahrāʾ) 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. 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.

Suburbs Alabdally Albhaith Aljahra ALkhwaisat Almutlaa Alnaeem Alnaseem Aloyoon Alqaser Alretqah Alroudhatain Alsalmy Alsubbyah Alsulaibya Alwaha Amghara Boubyan island Jaber Alahmad City Kabd Kazma Om Alaish Saad Alabdaullah City Silk City Taimaa Warbah island

Government[edit]

Salim Sabah Nasir Mubarak I become governor in 1985.[2]

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References[edit]

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