Areas of Kuwait

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Kuwait is divided into six governorates, in each there are several areas (Arabic: مناطِق‎‎).

Areas, due to their small area which does not exceed 5 km2 (2 sq mi), are sometimes called towns. However they are officially translated to areas.[1][2][3] The Arabic word for area, Mantaqa منطقة can mean both mean area and region.[4][5]

Each area in Kuwait has an official governmental facility called co-op society or just society (Arabic: جمعية‎‎). For example, in Surra, it's called Surra Co-op Society. Societies are mainly supermarkets that provide foods and produces, and they may take part in maintaining some on the areas' landmarks like parks and schools, but they're not legally obliged to. Societies have elected members who manage them. Only residents of the area can vote for their society membership.

Capital Governorate[edit]

Areas of Capital Governorate
English Arabic Population (12/2015)[6] Notes/Prominent For
Kuwait City مدينة الكويت Not an area, but rather a collection of four areas: Sharg, Jibla, Mirgab and Dasman
Dasmān دسمان 2240 Location of the Dasman Palace
Sharq شرق 32,600 The most commercial area in Kuwait City; home of Kuwait Towers, Liberation Tower and dozens of other towers.
Mirgāb المرقاب 7200
Jibla جبلة 17,500
Dasma الدسمة
Da'iya الدعية
Sawābir الصوابر
Salhiya الصالحية
Bneid il-Gār بنيد القار 35,200
Kaifan كيفان
Mansūriya المنصورية
Abdullah as-Salim suburb ضاحية عبد الله السالم
Nuzha النزهة
Faiha' الفيحاء
Shamiya الشامية
Rawda الروضة 38,600
Adiliya العديلية
Khaldiya الخالدية
Qadsiya القادسية
Qurtuba قرطبة 32,700
Surra السرة 36,600
Yarmūk اليرموك
Shuwaikh الشويخ
Rai الري Home to The Avenues Mall, the world's second largest covered mall.
Ghirnata غرناطة
Sulaibikhat الصليبخات 33,600
Doha الدوحة
Nahdha النهضة
Jabir al-Ahmad City مدينة جابر الأحمد
Qairawān القيروان

Hawalli Governorate[edit]

Areas of Hawalli Governorate
English Arabic Notes/Prominent For
Hawally حولي Notable for its huge commercial activities and dozens of malls.
Rumaithiya الرميثية Has the largest number of husainiyas in Kuwait.
Jabriya الجابرية Home of multiple hospitals, including Mubarak al-Kabeer Hospital, Hadi Hospital, and Royale Hayat Hospital, as well as many embassies, the Blood Bank of Kuwait and Health Sciences Campus of Kuwait University.
Salmiya السالمية Big commercial activities and a lot of malls.
Mishrif مشرف
Sha'ab الشعب
Bayān بيان
Bi'di' البدع Coastal area with many business with sea view.
Nigra النقرة
Salwa سلوى
Maidan Hawalli ميدان حولي
Mubarak aj-Jabir suburb ضاحية مبارك الجابر
South Surra جنوب السرة
Hittin حطين

Mubarak al-Kabeer Governorate[edit]

Areas of Mubarak al-Kabeer Governorate
English Arabic
Mubarak al-Kabeer مبارك الكبير
Adān العدان
Qurain القرين
Qusūr القصور
Sabah as-Salim suburb ضاحية صباح السالم
Misīla المسيلة
Abu 'Fteira أبو فطيرة
Sabhān صبحان
Fintās الفنطاس
Funaitīs الفنيطيس

Ahmadi Governorate[edit]

Areas of Ahmadi Governorate
English Arabic
Ahmadi الأحمدي
Aqila العقيلة
Zuhar الظهر
Miqwa' المقوع
Mahbula المهبولة
Rigga الرقة
Hadiya هدية
Abu Hulaifa أبو حليفة
Sabahiya الصباحية
Mangaf المنقف
Fahaheel الفحيحيل
Wafra الوفرة
Zoor الزور
Khairan الخيران
Abdullah Port ميناء عبد الله
Agricultural Wafra الوفرة الزراعية
Bneidar بنيدر
Jilei'a الجليعة
Jabir al-Ali Suburb ضاحية جابر العلي
Fahd al-Ahmad Suburb ضاحية فهد الأحمد
Shu'aiba الشعيبة
Sabah al-Ahmad City مدينة صباح الأحمد
Nuwaiseeb النويصيب
Khairan City مدينة الخيران
Ali as-Salim suburb ضاحية علي صباح السالم
Sabah al-Ahmad Nautical City مدينة صباح الأحمد البحرية

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