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Kuwait: Administrative Division

Contents: Governorates and Neighborhood Districts

The population of the governorates and neighborhood districts of Kuwait according to official estimates.

NameNativeStatusPopulation
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1990-06-30
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1995-06-30
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2000-06-30
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2005-06-30
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2010-06-30
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2015-06-30
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2017-06-30
Al-AḥmadīالاحمديGovernorate338,162320,327360,210520,443682,582854,366959,009
Abū al-Ḥaṣāniyah [Abu Hasaniya]ابو الحصانيهDistrict.........1202428591,433
Abū Ḥulayfah [Abu Halifa]ابوحليفهDistrict23,59422,40023,47331,27940,25449,69955,701
Al-Aḥmadī [Ahmadi City]شرق الاحمديDistrict32,51924,47625,88027,83531,08230,89031,422
Al-E'qīlah [Eqaila]العقيلهDistrict5,9315975188665,1109,22211,777
Al-Finṭās [Funtas]الفنطاسDistrict16,04514,72418,98928,28735,24339,73041,205
Al-Forūsīyah [Forosyia]الفروسيةDistrict.....................
Al-Fuḥayḥīl [Fahaheel]الفحيحيلDistrict58,68451,87656,32371,45486,46697,518102,661
Ali Ṣabāḥ as-Sālem [Ali Sabah Al Salem]علي صباح السالمDistrict.........26,24945,61352,71656,173
Al-Janūbiyah [Jawakher South]الجنوبيه الجواخيرDistrict...16377414142
Al-Khayrān [Al Kayron Residential]الخيران السكنيةDistrict...............05
Al-Mahbūlah [Mahboula]المهبولهDistrict8,7209,29111,43034,65759,468131,696167,126
Al-Manqaf [Mangaf]المنقفDistrict24,23127,12734,52561,74992,949126,930143,889
Al-Maqwa' [Magwa]المقوعDistrict7020201720
Al-Nuwaīṣīb [Al Nuwaiseeb]النويصيبDistrict...............00
Al-Wafrah [Wafra]الوفرهDistrict6,92785416611810899103
Al-Wafrah al-Jadīdah [New Wafra]الوفره الجديدهDistrict......54321,1741,5451,848
Ar-Riqqah [Riqqa]الرقهDistrict37,59939,61641,23848,46952,71351,32052,225
Ash-Shua'ībah [Shuaiba]الشعيبهDistrict1,8931,8651,4711,2932,0041,005839
Ash-Shua'ībah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah al-Gharbiyah [Shuaiba Industrial Western]الشعيبه الصناعيه الغربيهDistrict......1,2714,70117,46125,97629,614
Aṣ-Ṣabāḥīyah [Sabahiya]الصباحيهDistrict70,03761,95467,56274,24981,88980,48882,405
Aẓ-Ẓahar [Daher]الظهرDistrict23,33226,09529,01935,68039,99141,00542,325
Az-Zūr [Al Zour]الزورDistrict6,1562,7803,2883,4103,9182,8302,185
Bir Maḥāfẓah al-Aḥmadī [Ahmadi Desert]بر محافظة الاحمديDistrict9941769257306957
Ḍāḥiyah Jāber al-'Alī [West Funtas]ضاحية جابر العليDistrict9,72722,11225,93337,47343,92348,46851,122
Fahad al-Āḥmad [Fahad Al Ahmad]فهد الاحمدDistrict.........1,8459,46721,30324,998
Hadiyah [Hadiya]هديهDistrict5,5406,91911,58217,80821,67923,83525,189
Janūb aṣ-Ṣabāḥīyah [South Sabahiya]جنوب الصباحيهDistrict3375463
Kabad az-Zarā'iyah [Kabad Agricultural]كبد الزراعيهDistrict...............53
Madīnat Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad [Sabah Al Ahmad City]مدينة صباح الأحمدDistrict...............00
Mazār' al-Wafrah [Wafra Agricultural]مزارع الوفرةDistrict4,3294,8175,9568,3648,83810,19811,533
Mīnā' 'Abdāllah [Mina Abdullah]ميناء عبداللهDistrict1,5041,9958462,6891,8671,9912,689
Rajim Khashmān [Rajm Khashman]رجم خشمانDistrict.........13146181
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 1 [Sabah Al Ahmad 1]صباح الأحمد 1District...............2285,490
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 2 [Sabah Al Ahmad 2]صباح الأحمد 2District...............0269
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 3 [Sabah Al Ahmad 3]صباح الأحمد 3District...............171,182
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 4 [Sabah Al Ahmad 4]صباح الأحمد 4District...............0287
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 5 [Sabah Al Ahmad 5]صباح الأحمد 5District...............0271
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad al-Baḥriyah [Sabah Al Ahmad Marine]صباح الاحمد البحريهDistrict...............18793
Shālīhāt aḍ-Ḍabā'iyah [Dubaeeiya Resort]شاليهات الضباعيهDistrict.........31222724
Shālīhāt al-Julaiya'ah [Jlaiaa Resort]شاليهات الجليعهDistrict.........759420270311
Shālīhāt al-Khīrān [Al Kayron Resorts]شاليهات الخيرانDistrict2192732663554882,2082,074
Shālīhāt an-Nuwaīṣīb [Nwaiseeb Resort]شاليهات النويصيبDistrict5163972755410
Shālīhāt az-Zūr [Zoor Resort]شاليهات الزورDistrict...............1213
Shālīhāt Bnaīder [Bedier Resort]شاليهات بنيدرDistrict.........941451
Shālīhāt Mīnā' 'Abdāllah [Mina Abdulla Resort]شاليهات ميناء عبداللهDistrict.........13131,4879,391
Wārah [Wara]وارهDistrict487112485556...0
Al-'Āṣimah [Al Asimah, Capital]العاصمةGovernorate341,399340,718382,745469,542509,692551,207568,567
Ad-D'aiyah [Daiya]الدعيهDistrict12,71912,71213,92216,29818,15320,06120,060
Ad-Dasmah [Dasma]الدسمةDistrict13,14113,27514,93517,61018,82319,96519,350
Ad-Dawḥah [Doha]الدوحهDistrict22,92922,74025,50130,04831,48932,58333,255
Al-Fayḥā' [Faiha]الفيحاءDistrict14,85315,83617,50520,24022,34123,55723,897
Al-Khāldiyah [Khalidiya]الخالديهDistrict11,64512,65213,81116,35617,61818,98919,188
Al-Kuwayt - Al-Murqāb [Murqab]المرقابDistrict8,1898,4128,3139,7198,6407,3737,064
Al-Kuwayt - Al-Qiblah [Qibla]القبلهDistrict21,54613,81213,54316,57816,73917,38517,297
Al-Kuwayt - Dasmān [Dasman]دسمانDistrict2,4031,3401,3631,8301,9632,2332,186
Al-Kuwayt - Ḥadāq as-Sūr [Wall Garden]حدائق السورDistrict.........23221110
Al-Kuwayt - Sharq [Kuwait City East]شرقDistrict27,57424,46624,54828,13528,87032,58833,730
Al-Manṣūriyah [Mansouriya]المنصوريهDistrict5,8716,5017,2458,4258,6149,2339,166
Al-Manṭeqah al-Ḥarah [Shuwaikh Port, Free Trade Zone]المنطقه الحرهDistrict............1...1
Al-Manṭeqah aṣ-Ṣḥiyah [Health District]المنطقه الصحيهDistrict9661,2021,1401,0091,106847978
Al-Nuzhha [Nuzha]النزههDistrict9,29110,29711,32813,31714,10315,14715,108
Al-Qādisiyah [Qadisiya]القادسيهDistrict16,31315,66717,39420,88122,74024,67024,845
Al-'Udayliyah [Adailiya]العديليهDistrict13,04014,36716,22319,50220,77621,58921,821
Al Wājahh al-Baḥriyah [Coastal Strip]الواجهه البحريهDistrict3201000
Al-Yarmūk [Yarmouk]اليرموكDistrict8,4389,39913,48518,84422,34525,29524,731
Ar-Rawḍah [Rawda]الروضهDistrict20,39022,38325,43231,72935,29538,54739,046
Ash-Shāmīyah [Shamiya]الشاميهDistrict10,94611,45312,92615,31817,00417,87117,975
Ash-Shūwaīkh [Shuwaikh]الشويخDistrict3,8463,8184,2485,1375,5195,6475,483
Ash-Shūwaīkh aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Shuwaikh Industrial Area]الشويخ الصناعيهDistrict18,48515,11012,36913,72911,9148,9378,170
Aṣ-Ṣulaybikhāt [Sulaibekhat]الصليبيخاتDistrict24,59022,10924,56329,93932,79833,49334,498
As-Surrah [Surra]السرهDistrict11,49613,28821,13830,48034,04736,47036,745
Banayd al-Qār [Bneid Al Qar]بنيد القارDistrict22,16623,57122,89526,31028,99234,93034,845
Ḍāḥiyah 'Abdāllah as-Sālim [Abdulla Al Salem]ضاحية عبدالله السالمDistrict13,85715,27217,10820,05020,93021,88421,952
Gharnāṭah [Garnata]غرناطةDistrict1,0231,9393,5007,4739,92810,53410,719
Jāber al-Aḥmad [Jaber Al Ahmad New City]جابر الأحمدDistrict...............7,05118,606
Jazīrat Faylakā [Failaka]جزيرة فيلكاIsland...............24
Jazīrat Umm An-Namil [Umm Al Namil]جزيرة أم النملIsland0000000
Kayfān [Kaifan]كيفانDistrict19,93720,68521,62525,10527,58328,84629,044
Mīnā' ad-Dawḥah [Doha Port]ميناء الدوحهDistrict426515482486694829686
Mu'skrāt al-Mubārekiyah [Mubarakiya Camp]معسكرات المباركيهDistrict2389478278771,6362,3882,951
Qarṭabah [Qurtoba]قرطبهDistrict5,0786,94815,37624,09029,00732,25033,339
Shālīhāt ad-Dawḥah [Doha Resort]شاليهات الدوحهDistrict.........3222
Shamāl Gharb aṣ-Ṣulaībīkhāt [Northwest Sulaibikhat]شمال غرب الصليبيخاتDistrict...............01,815
Al-Farwānīyah [Farwaniya]الفروانيةGovernorate374,008376,991438,913802,151935,9001,122,6381,169,312
Abdāllah Mubārak aṣ-Ṣabāḥ [Abdullah Al Mubarak Al Sabah]عبدالله مبارك الصباحDistrict.........1,67235,31148,34052,962
Al-Andalus [Andalus]الاندلسDistrict17,36520,05227,47137,98945,24148,31249,645
Al-'Ārḍiyah [Ardiya]العارضيهDistrict11,35838,20841,39850,69456,84758,49160,525
Al-'Ārḍiyah 4 [Ardiya 4]العارضيه (4)District159276305310...112161
Al-'Ārḍiyah 6 [Ardiya 6]العارضيه (6)District921567513613569605695
Al-'Ārḍiyah al-Ḥerfiyah [Ardiya Al Herafia]العارضيه الحرفيهDistrict...............3166
Al-Farwānīyah [Farwaniya]الفروانيهDistrict84,22167,26183,778124,475193,958253,054261,852
Al-Firdaws [Firdous]الفردوسDistrict47,42247,27549,56958,72563,27365,34967,653
Al-'Mariyah [Omariya]العمريهDistrict19,73517,51917,35219,47019,14519,10919,358
Al-Maṭār al-Dūlī [International Airport]المطار الدوليDistrict227203156222278235331
Al-Raī [Rai]الريDistrict7,8297,1026,4058,0886,9495,6923,961
An-Nahḍah [Al Nahda]النهضهDistrict.........1,0924,7627,0137,525
Ar-Rābiyah [Rabia]الرابيهDistrict18,08817,52818,29720,53921,09421,26321,729
Ar-Raḥāb [Rahab]الرحابDistrict3,0317,2008,87314,55216,63917,65918,456
Ar-Raq'ay [Regay]الرقعيDistrict11,05912,23816,12125,61529,79136,23034,946
Āshbīliyah [Ishbeelia]اشبيليهDistrict.........1,53610,31822,44227,323
Ash-Shadādyah [Al Shadadyia]الشداديةDistrict.....................
Ḍajīj aṭ-Ṭārāt [Airplane Noise Region]ضجيج الطائراتDistrict20213896130794891
Khīṭān [Kheetan]خيطانDistrict.........181,934126,412164,353180,620
Madīnat Ṣabāḥ as-Sālem al-Jām'yah [Sabah Al Salem University City]مدينة صباح السالم الجامعيةDistrict..................0
Qalīb ash-Shuyūkh [Jaleeb Al Shuyoukh]جليب الشيوخDistrict146,674132,281150,643222,468265,984312,443317,696
Ṣabāḥ an-Nāṣr [Sabah Al Nasser]صباح الناصرDistrict5,7179,14317,93632,02739,25041,85743,717
Al-Jahrā'الجهراءGovernorate276,852244,540279,349367,747454,836500,644540,910
Al-A'bdilī [Abdilee]العبدليDistrict3,8361,7922,8555,9826,4818,92110,690
Al-Baḥyaṭ [Bhaith]البحيثDistrict0000000
Al-Jahrā' [Jahra]الجهراءDistrict21,54717,73423,26037,35349,49060,18474,769
Al-Jahrā' aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Jahra Industrial Area]الجهراء الصناعيهDistrict...49300771703829916
Al-Maṭlā' [Mitlaa]المطلاعDistrict3371698963482828
Al-Qaīrawān [Quirawan]القيروانDistrict.........64211,46718,50722,460
Al-Qaṣr [Qasser]القصرDistrict54,12844,83849,66758,22960,49158,93561,328
Al-'Uyawn [Oyoun]العيونDistrict16,15723,76329,54138,28142,40042,54844,456
Al-Wāḥah [Waha]الواحهDistrict37,40933,31434,98341,89343,40540,94741,791
Ām Āl'īsh [Aum Al Ash]ام العيشDistrict52797973512620
Āmghrah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Amgara Industrial Area]امغرة الصناعيهDistrict......8,96618,25013,07511,58710,321
An-Na'īm [Na'eem]النعيمDistrict20,4897,4725,99011,48315,19415,84017,755
An-Nasīm [Naseem]النسيمDistrict3,67610,43614,29720,04222,79823,34624,670
An-Ne'āyem [Neayem]النعايمDistrict..................83
Ar-Rūḍtīn [Al Rawadatain]الروضتينDistrict2111040638010085
Ash-Sheqāyā [Shegaya]الشقاياDistrict...............00
Aṣ-Ṣābryah [Sabryia]الصابريةDistrict.....................
As-Sālmī [Salmy]السالميDistrict595374421488559621745
Aṣ-Ṣubiyah [Subiya]الصبيهDistrict2761,156973421
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah ash-Sha'abyah [Sulaibiah Shaabia]الصليبيه الشعبيهDistrict54,05248,49350,94557,48162,26356,70856,148
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah 1 [Sulaibiah Industrial Area 1]الصليبيه الصناعيه (1)District2,0691,1228281,1081,3091,4561,584
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah 2 [Sulaibiah Industrial Area 2]الصليبيه الصناعيه (2)District7381401916,0555,2783,3982,973
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah 3 [Sulaibiah Industrial Area 3]الصليبيه الصناعيه (3)District.........2347
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah az-Zarā'iyah [Sulaibiya Agriculture]الصليبيه الزراعيهDistrict3,8242,5262,2903,0783,4083,6163,539
Bir Maḥāfẓah al-Jahrā' [Jahra Desert]بر محافظة الجهراءDistrict1921,3021,0421,2001,3571,8172,035
Jawākhīr al-Jahrā' [Jahraa Jawakher]جواخير الجهراءDistrict.........1324
Jazīrat Būbiyān [Bubiyan Island]جزيرة بوبيانIsland0000000
Jazīrat Warbah [Warba Island]جزيرة وربهIsland0000000
KabadكبدDistrict724273427484440567
Kāṭmah [Kathma]كاطمةDistrict7109214013299596
Madīnat s'd al-'Abdāllah [South Jahra City]مدينة سعد العبداللهDistrict.........1,23344,54587,77799,364
Mu'skrāt al-Jahrā' [Jahra Camp]معسكرات الجهراءDistrict33831181131168487
Shālīhāt aṣ-Ṣubiyah [Al Subbiya Resort]شاليهات الصبيهCoastal Zone0000000
Shālīhāt Kāẓmh [Kazma Resort]شاليهات كاظمهCoastal Zone0000002
Shamāl Gharb al-Jahrā' [Northwestern Jahra]شمال غرب الجهراءDistrict...............95130
Taymā' [Taima]تيماءDistrict56,65649,61753,06962,13769,59862,69563,736
ḤawallīحوليGovernorate533,633434,502483,177632,041769,752911,996939,792
Al-Bida' [Bedi]البدعDistrict1,1161,2341,3595659081,095850
Al-Jābiriyah [Jabriya]الجابريهDistrict31,68734,66443,23259,59469,16676,65777,234
Al-Mubārkiyah [Mubarakyia]المباركيهDistrict............100
Al-Zahrā' [Zahraa]الزهراءDistrict70862183,45113,00324,47128,862
Ānjafah [Anjafa]انجفهDistrict.........656693465431
Ar-Rumayṭīyah [Rumaithiya]الرميثيهDistrict44,76140,65245,82854,70357,63359,61960,054
Ash-Sha'ab [Sha'ab]الشعبDistrict11,35411,04211,92214,57315,34916,56916,434
Ash-Shuhadā' [Shuhada]الشهداءDistrict.........2,3407,46212,80614,682
As-Salām [Salam]السلامDistrict2...4495,36914,72123,54726,437
As-Sālimīyah [Salmiya]السالميهDistrict206,787157,116161,385199,006238,577290,758295,267
Aṣ-Ṣidīq [Sideek]الصديقDistrict3............7142,400
Bayān [Bayan]بيانDistrict31,37333,88935,04743,05047,88548,32848,177
Ḥaṭīn [Hateen]حطينDistrict1...4434,77112,01817,96320,423
Ḥawallī [Hawalli]حوليDistrict151,96997,897104,010137,973171,804205,105210,518
Manṭeqah Wizārāt [Ministries Area]منطقة وزاراتDistrict.........3587
Mishref [Mishrif]مشرفDistrict18,77421,76927,69634,86738,19841,54743,706
Mubārak al-'Abdāllah [Mubarak Al Abdullah]مبارك العبداللهDistrict......2204,0887,5409,86811,260
Salwā' [Salwa]سلوىDistrict35,73636,15351,36867,03274,78982,47683,050
Mubarāk al-Kabīr [Mubarak Al Kabeer]مبارك الكبيرGovernorate72,602111,180144,351191,965223,912237,648254,999
Al-Adan [Adan]العدانDistrict...6,01614,25522,46730,02733,69535,873
Al-Manṭeqah al-Wusṭa [Wista]المنطقة الوسطىDistrict3701,4081,3711,2631,8162,1122,720
Al-Masāyel [Masayel]المسايلDistrict...............205839
Al-Mesīlah [Messila]المسيلهDistrict4492803128998921,7641,178
Al-Qoṣūr [Qosour]القصورDistrict4,45318,35023,76129,46534,36936,83738,439
Al-Qurayn [Qurain]القرينDistrict81411,36518,18325,07228,81131,28532,980
Ḍāḥiyah Abū Faṭīrah [Abu Fatira]ضاحية ابو فطيرهDistrict1,4364571,5451,1302731892,807
Ḍāḥiyah al-Funaīṭīs [Fanatees]ضاحية الفنيطيسDistrict2,282688517733468480662
Gharb Abū Faṭīra al-Ḥerfiyah [West Abu Fatira Al Herafia]غرب ابو فطير الحرفيهDistrict............112736
Mubarāk al-Kabīr [Mubarak Al Kabeer]مبارك الكبيرDistrict3454,63713,60224,99933,59740,49544,489
Sabāh as-Sālim [Sabah Al Salem]صباح السالمDistrict53,52560,86362,48175,29481,42084,67387,704
Ṣabḥān aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Sabhan Industrial Area]صبحان الصناعيهDistrict8,9287,1168,32410,64312,2285,8867,272
Al-Kuwayt [Kuwait]الكويت‎Sovereign State2,143,4361,953,5152,217,2572,991,1893,582,0544,183,6584,437,590

Source: The Public Authority for Civil Information, Kuwait (web).

Explanation: The total population includes 206,780 (1990), 125,257 (1995), 128,512 (2000), 7,300 (2005), 5,389 (2010), 5,061 (2015), and 5,001 persons (2017) with non-stated place of residence.