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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.

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1990-06-30
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1995-06-30
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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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2018-12-31
Al-AḥmadīالاحمديGovernorate338,162320,327360,210520,323682,340853,5071,027,700
Abū Ḥulayfah [Abu Halifa]ابوحليفهDistrict23,59422,40023,47331,27940,25449,69960,470
Al-Aḥmadī [Ahmadi City]شرق الاحمديDistrict32,51924,47625,88027,83531,08230,89030,991
Al-E'qīlah [Eqaila]العقيلهDistrict5,9315975188665,1109,22213,050
Al-Finṭās [Funtas]الفنطاسDistrict16,04514,72418,98928,28735,24339,73042,820
Al-Forūsīyah [Forosyia]الفروسيةDistrict.....................
Al-Fuḥayḥīl [Fahaheel]الفحيحيلDistrict58,68451,87656,32371,45486,46697,518109,714
Ali Ṣabāḥ as-Sālem [Ali Sabah Al Salem]علي صباح السالمDistrict.........26,24945,61352,71656,892
Al-Janūbiyah [Jawakher South]الجنوبيه الجواخيرDistrict...16377414144
Al-Khayrān [Al Kayron Residential]الخيران السكنيةDistrict...............098
Al-Mahbūlah [Mahboula]المهبولهDistrict8,7209,29111,43034,65759,468131,696199,859
Al-Manqaf [Mangaf]المنقفDistrict24,23127,12734,52561,74992,949126,930145,123
Al-Maqwa' [Magwa]المقوعDistrict7020201720
Al-Nuwaīṣīb [Al Nuwaiseeb]النويصيبDistrict...............00
Al-Wafrah [Wafra]الوفرهDistrict6,92785416611810899104
Al-Wafrah al-Jadīdah [New Wafra]الوفره الجديدهDistrict......54321,1741,5451,855
Ar-Riqqah [Riqqa]الرقهDistrict37,59939,61641,23848,46952,71351,32051,830
Ash-Shadādyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Al Shadadyia Industrial Area]الشدادية الصناعيةDistrict..................110
Ash-Shua'ībah [Shuaiba]الشعيبهDistrict1,8931,8651,4711,2932,0041,005666
Ash-Shua'ībah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah al-Gharbiyah [Shuaiba Industrial Western]الشعيبه الصناعيه الغربيهDistrict......1,2714,70117,46125,97624,159
Aṣ-Ṣabāḥīyah [Sabahiya]الصباحيهDistrict70,03761,95467,56274,24981,88980,48882,277
Aẓ-Ẓahar [Daher]الظهرDistrict23,33226,09529,01935,68039,99141,00541,797
Az-Zūr [Al Zour]الزورDistrict6,1562,7803,2883,4103,9182,8301,915
Bir Maḥāfẓah al-Aḥmadī [Ahmadi Desert]بر محافظة الاحمديDistrict994176925730610,316
Ḍāḥiyah Jāber al-'Alī [West Funtas]ضاحية جابر العليDistrict9,72722,11225,93337,47343,92348,46852,374
Fahad al-Āḥmad [Fahad Al Ahmad]فهد الاحمدDistrict.........1,8459,46721,30326,260
Hadiyah [Hadiya]هديهDistrict5,5406,91911,58217,80821,67923,83526,446
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 الوفرةDistrict4,3294,8175,9568,3648,83810,19812,441
Mīnā' 'Abdāllah [Mina Abdullah]ميناء عبداللهDistrict1,5041,9958462,6891,8671,9912,447
Rajim Khashmān [Rajm Khashman]رجم خشمانDistrict.........131461128
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 1 [Sabah Al Ahmad 1]صباح الأحمد 1District...............22810,818
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 2 [Sabah Al Ahmad 2]صباح الأحمد 2District...............03,578
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 3 [Sabah Al Ahmad 3]صباح الأحمد 3District...............173,710
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 4 [Sabah Al Ahmad 4]صباح الأحمد 4District...............02,901
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad 5 [Sabah Al Ahmad 5]صباح الأحمد 5District...............03,000
Ṣabāḥ al-Āḥmad al-Baḥriyah [Sabah Al Ahmad Marine]صباح الاحمد البحريهDistrict...............187908
Shālīhāt aḍ-Ḍabā'iyah [Dubaeeiya Resort]شاليهات الضباعيهDistrict.........31222720
Shālīhāt al-Julaiya'ah [Jlaiaa Resort]شاليهات الجليعهDistrict.........759420270321
Shālīhāt al-Khīrān [Al Kayron Resorts]شاليهات الخيرانDistrict2192732663554882,2081,866
Shālīhāt an-Nuwaīṣīb [Nwaiseeb Resort]شاليهات النويصيبDistrict5163972755410
Shālīhāt az-Zūr [Zoor Resort]شاليهات الزورDistrict...............1213
Shālīhāt Bnaīder [Bedier Resort]شاليهات بنيدرDistrict.........9414236
Shālīhāt Mīnā' 'Abdāllah [Mina Abdulla Resort]شاليهات ميناء عبداللهDistrict.........13131,4876,137
Wārah [Wara]وارهDistrict487112485556...0
Al-'Āṣimah [Al Asimah, Capital]العاصمةGovernorate341,399340,718382,745469,542509,692551,207584,313
Ad-D'aiyah [Daiya]الدعيهDistrict12,71912,71213,92216,29818,15320,06119,979
Ad-Dasmah [Dasma]الدسمةDistrict13,14113,27514,93517,61018,82319,96518,709
Ad-Dawḥah [Doha]الدوحهDistrict22,92922,74025,50130,04831,48932,58331,851
Al-Fayḥā' [Faiha]الفيحاءDistrict14,85315,83617,50520,24022,34123,55723,729
Al-Khāldiyah [Khalidiya]الخالديهDistrict11,64512,65213,81116,35617,61818,98919,193
Al-Kuwayt - Al-Murqāb [Murqab]المرقابDistrict8,1898,4128,3139,7198,6407,3737,117
Al-Kuwayt - Al-Qiblah [Qibla]القبلهDistrict21,54613,81213,54316,57816,73917,38517,378
Al-Kuwayt - Dasmān [Dasman]دسمانDistrict2,4031,3401,3631,8301,9632,2332,152
Al-Kuwayt - Ḥadāq as-Sūr [Wall Garden]حدائق السورDistrict.........23221110
Al-Kuwayt - Sharq [Kuwait City East]شرقDistrict27,57424,46624,54828,13528,87032,58835,417
Al-Manṣūriyah [Mansouriya]المنصوريهDistrict5,8716,5017,2458,4258,6149,2339,132
Al-Manṭeqah al-Ḥarah [Shuwaikh Port, Free Trade Zone]المنطقه الحرهDistrict............1...0
Al-Manṭeqah aṣ-Ṣḥiyah [Health District]المنطقه الصحيهDistrict9661,2021,1401,0091,106847908
Al-Nuzhha [Nuzha]النزههDistrict9,29110,29711,32813,31714,10315,14714,726
Al-Qādisiyah [Qadisiya]القادسيهDistrict16,31315,66717,39420,88122,74024,67024,863
Al-'Udayliyah [Adailiya]العديليهDistrict13,04014,36716,22319,50220,77621,58921,636
Al Wājahh al-Baḥriyah [Coastal Strip]الواجهه البحريهDistrict3201000
Al-Yarmūk [Yarmouk]اليرموكDistrict8,4389,39913,48518,84422,34525,29524,634
Ar-Rawḍah [Rawda]الروضهDistrict20,39022,38325,43231,72935,29538,54739,340
Ash-Shāmīyah [Shamiya]الشاميهDistrict10,94611,45312,92615,31817,00417,87118,184
Ash-Shūwaīkh [Shuwaikh]الشويخDistrict3,8463,8184,2485,1375,5195,6475,341
Ash-Shūwaīkh aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Shuwaikh Industrial Area]الشويخ الصناعيهDistrict18,48515,11012,36913,72911,9148,9377,411
Aṣ-Ṣulaybikhāt [Sulaibekhat]الصليبيخاتDistrict24,59022,10924,56329,93932,79833,49334,537
As-Surrah [Surra]السرهDistrict11,49613,28821,13830,48034,04736,47036,517
Banayd al-Qār [Bneid Al Qar]بنيد القارDistrict22,16623,57122,89526,31028,99234,93034,710
Ḍāḥiyah 'Abdāllah as-Sālim [Abdulla Al Salem]ضاحية عبدالله السالمDistrict13,85715,27217,10820,05020,93021,88421,975
Gharnāṭah [Garnata]غرناطةDistrict1,0231,9393,5007,4739,92810,53410,441
Jāber al-Aḥmad [Jaber Al Ahmad New City]جابر الأحمدDistrict...............7,05132,469
Jazīrat Faylakā [Failaka]جزيرة فيلكاIsland...............24
Jazīrat Umm An-Namil [Umm Al Namil]جزيرة أم النملIsland0000000
Kayfān [Kaifan]كيفانDistrict19,93720,68521,62525,10527,58328,84628,862
Mīnā' ad-Dawḥah [Doha Port]ميناء الدوحهDistrict426515482486694829781
Mu'skrāt al-Mubārekiyah [Mubarakiya Camp]معسكرات المباركيهDistrict2389478278771,6362,3883,056
Qarṭabah [Qurtoba]قرطبهDistrict5,0786,94815,37624,09029,00732,25033,691
Shālīhāt ad-Dawḥah [Doha Resort]شاليهات الدوحهDistrict.........32210
Shamāl Gharb aṣ-Ṣulaībīkhāt [Northwest Sulaibekhat]شمال غرب الصليبيخاتDistrict...............05,550
Al-Farwānīyah [Farwaniya]الفروانيةGovernorate374,008376,991438,913801,059931,1381,115,6251,206,377
Abdāllah Mubārak aṣ-Ṣabāḥ [Abdullah Al Mubarak Al Sabah]عبدالله مبارك الصباحDistrict.........1,67235,31148,34055,481
Al-Andalus [Andalus]الاندلسDistrict17,36520,05227,47137,98945,24148,31249,641
Al-'Ārḍiyah [Ardiya]العارضيهDistrict11,35838,20841,39850,69456,84758,49160,624
Al-'Ārḍiyah 4 [Ardiya Governmental Use]العارضيه (4)District159276305310...112160
Al-'Ārḍiyah 6 [Ardiya Stores]العارضيه (6)District921567513613569605610
Al-'Ārḍiyah al-Ḥerfiyah [Ardiya Al Herafia]العارضيه الحرفيهDistrict...............31107
Al-Farwānīyah [Farwaniya]الفروانيهDistrict84,22167,26183,778124,475193,958253,054279,733
Al-Firdaws [Firdous]الفردوسDistrict47,42247,27549,56958,72563,27365,34966,831
Al-'Mariyah [Omariya]العمريهDistrict19,73517,51917,35219,47019,14519,10919,334
Al-Maṭār al-Dūlī [International Airport]المطار الدوليDistrict227203156222278235402
Al-Raī [Rai]الريDistrict7,8297,1026,4058,0886,9495,6923,565
Ar-Rābiyah [Rabia]الرابيهDistrict18,08817,52818,29720,53921,09421,26321,473
Ar-Raḥāb [Rahab]الرحابDistrict3,0317,2008,87314,55216,63917,65918,427
Ar-Raq'ay [Regay]الرقعيDistrict11,05912,23816,12125,61529,79136,23035,280
Āshbīliyah [Ishbeelia]اشبيليهDistrict.........1,53610,31822,44231,518
Ash-Shadādyah [Al Shadadyia]الشداديةDistrict.....................
Ḍajīj aṭ-Ṭārāt [Airplane Noise Region]ضجيج الطائراتDistrict20213896130794887
Khīṭān [Kheetan]خيطانDistrict.........181,934126,412164,353190,546
Madīnat Ṣabāḥ as-Sālem al-Jām'yah [Sabah Al Salem University City]مدينة صباح السالم الجامعيةDistrict..................0
Qalīb ash-Shuyūkh [Jaleeb Al Shuyoukh]جليب الشيوخDistrict146,674132,281150,643222,468265,984312,443328,319
Ṣabāḥ an-Nāṣr [Sabah Al Nasser]صباح الناصرDistrict5,7179,14317,93632,02739,25041,85744,239
Al-Jahrā'الجهراءGovernorate276,852244,540279,349368,839459,598507,657567,768
Al-A'bdilī [Abdilee]العبدليDistrict3,8361,7922,8555,9826,4818,92111,274
Al-Baḥyaṭ [Bhaith]البحيثDistrict0000000
Al-Jahrā' [Jahra]الجهراءDistrict21,54717,73423,26037,35349,49060,18476,296
Al-Jahrā' aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Jahra Industrial Area]الجهراء الصناعيهDistrict...49300771703829943
Al-Maṭlā' [Mitlaa]المطلاعDistrict3371698963482826
Al-Qaīrawān [Quirawan]القيروانDistrict.........64211,46718,50725,054
Al-Qaṣr [Qasser]القصرDistrict54,12844,83849,66758,22960,49158,93560,791
Al-'Uyawn [Oyoun]العيونDistrict16,15723,76329,54138,28142,40042,54845,800
Al-Wāḥah [Waha]الواحهDistrict37,40933,31434,98341,89343,40540,94741,257
Ām Āl'īsh [Aum Al Ash]ام العيشDistrict52797973512619
Āmghrah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Amgara Industrial Area]امغرة الصناعيهDistrict......8,96618,25013,07511,58710,445
An-Nahḍah [Al Nahda]النهضهDistrict.........1,0924,7627,0138,103
An-Na'īm [Na'eem]النعيمDistrict20,4897,4725,99011,48315,19415,84018,833
An-Nasīm [Naseem]النسيمDistrict3,67610,43614,29720,04222,79823,34627,351
An-Ne'āyem [Neayem]النعايمDistrict..................85
Ar-Rūḍtīn [Al Rawadatain]الروضتينDistrict2111040638010075
Ash-Sheqāyā [Shegaya]الشقاياDistrict...............00
Aṣ-Ṣābryah [Sabryia]الصابريةDistrict.....................
As-Sālmī [Salmy]السالميDistrict595374421488559621891
Aṣ-Ṣubiyah [Subiya]الصبيهDistrict2761,156973412
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah ash-Sha'abyah [Sulaibiah Shaabia]الصليبيه الشعبيهDistrict54,05248,49350,94557,48162,26356,70854,321
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah 1 [Sulaibiah Industrial Area 1]الصليبيه الصناعيه (1)District2,0691,1228281,1081,3091,4561,519
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah 2 [Sulaibiah Industrial Area 2]الصليبيه الصناعيه (2)District7381401916,0555,2783,3982,603
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah 3 [Sulaibiah Industrial Area 3]الصليبيه الصناعيه (3)District.........2346
Aṣ-Ṣulaybīyah az-Zarā'iyah [Sulaibiya Agriculture]الصليبيه الزراعيهDistrict3,8242,5262,2903,0783,4083,6163,503
Bir Maḥāfẓah al-Jahrā' [Jahra Desert]بر محافظة الجهراءDistrict1921,3021,0421,2001,3571,8175,894
Janūb al-Muṭlā' [South Al Mutlaa]جنوب المطلاعDistrict..................51
Janūb Amghrah [South Amgara]جنوب امغرهDistrict..................495
Jawākhīr al-Jahrā' [Jahraa Jawakher]جواخير الجهراءDistrict.........1326
Jazīrat Būbiyān [Bubiyan Island]جزيرة بوبيانIsland0000000
Jazīrat Warbah [Warba Island]جزيرة وربهIsland0000000
KabadكبدDistrict724273427484440585
Kāṭmah [Kathma]كاطمةDistrict7109214013299725
Madīnat Sa'ad al-'Abdāllah [South Jahra City]مدينة سعد العبداللهDistrict.........1,23344,54587,777107,379
Maqbarat aṣ-Ṣulaybikhāt [Sulaibekhat Cemetery]مقبرة الصليبيخاتDistrict..................32
Mu'skrāt al-Jahrā' [Jahra Camp]معسكرات الجهراءDistrict33831181131168488
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...............95140
Taymā' [Taima]تيماءDistrict56,65649,61753,06962,13769,59862,69563,164
ḤawallīحوليGovernorate533,633434,502483,177632,041769,752911,996960,779
Al-Bida' [Bedi]البدعDistrict1,1161,2341,3595659081,095811
Al-Jābiriyah [Jabriya]الجابريهDistrict31,68734,66443,23259,59469,16676,65778,026
Al-Mubārkiyah [Mubarakyia]المباركيهDistrict............100
Al-Zahrā' [Zahraa]الزهراءDistrict70862183,45113,00324,47132,064
Ānjafah [Anjafa]انجفهDistrict.........656693465377
Ar-Rumayṭīyah [Rumaithiya]الرميثيهDistrict44,76140,65245,82854,70357,63359,61959,136
Ash-Sha'ab [Sha'ab]الشعبDistrict11,35411,04211,92214,57315,34916,56916,162
Ash-Shuhadā' [Shuhada]الشهداءDistrict.........2,3407,46212,80615,672
As-Salām [Salam]السلامDistrict2...4495,36914,72123,54727,555
As-Sālimīyah [Salmiya]السالميهDistrict206,787157,116161,385199,006238,577290,758301,043
Aṣ-Ṣidīq [Sideek]الصديقDistrict3............7143,681
Bayān [Bayan]بيانDistrict31,37333,88935,04743,05047,88548,32847,043
Ḥaṭīn [Hateen]حطينDistrict1...4434,77112,01817,96321,557
Ḥawallī [Hawalli]حوليDistrict151,96997,897104,010137,973171,804205,105217,287
Manṭeqah Wizārāt [Ministries Area]منطقة وزاراتDistrict.........3588
Mishref [Mishrif]مشرفDistrict18,77421,76927,69634,86738,19841,54745,044
Mubārak al-'Abdāllah [Mubarak Al Abdullah]مبارك العبداللهDistrict......2204,0887,5409,86812,659
Salwā' [Salwa]سلوىDistrict35,73636,15351,36867,03274,78982,47682,654
Mubarāk al-Kabīr [Mubarak Al Kabeer]مبارك الكبيرGovernorate72,602111,180144,351192,085224,154238,507269,331
Abū al-Ḥaṣāniyah [Abu Hasaniya]ابو الحصانيهDistrict.........1202428591,346
Al-Adan [Adan]العدانDistrict...6,01614,25522,46730,02733,69537,634
Al-Manṭeqah al-Wusṭa [Wista]المنطقة الوسطىDistrict3701,4081,3711,2631,8162,1122,871
Al-Masāyel [Masayel]المسايلDistrict...............2052,404
Al-Mesīlah [Messila]المسيلهDistrict4492803128998921,7641,147
Al-Qoṣūr [Qosour]القصورDistrict4,45318,35023,76129,46534,36936,83739,353
Al-Qurayn [Qurain]القرينDistrict81411,36518,18325,07228,81131,28534,123
Ḍāḥiyah Abū Faṭīrah [Abu Fatira]ضاحية ابو فطيرهDistrict1,4364571,5451,1302731895,710
Ḍāḥiyah al-Funaīṭīs [Fanatees]ضاحية الفنيطيسDistrict2,2826885177334684801,447
Gharb Abū Faṭīra al-Ḥerfiyah [West Abu Fatira Al Herafia]غرب ابو فطير الحرفيهDistrict............112761
Mubarāk al-Kabīr [Mubarak Al Kabeer]مبارك الكبيرDistrict3454,63713,60224,99933,59740,49546,833
Sabāh as-Sālim [Sabah Al Salem]صباح السالمDistrict53,52560,86362,48175,29481,42084,67388,641
Ṣabḥān aṣ-Ṣinā'iyah [Sabhan Industrial Area]صبحان الصناعيهDistrict8,9287,1168,32410,64312,2285,8867,761
Al-Kuwayt [Kuwait]الكويت‎Sovereign State2,143,4361,953,5152,217,2572,991,1893,582,0544,183,6584,621,638

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 5,370 persons (2018) with non-stated place of residence.