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Kuwait Population and religion percentage

Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south, and shares maritime borders with Iran.  According to the UN World Population Prospects report,  the estimated population of Kuwait in 2024 is 4,349,380 (4.4 million or 44 Lakh)

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Kuwait Demographics
Kuwait 2024 Population
Total Population4,349,380
Land Area 17,818  sq. km (6,880 sq. mi)
Area Rank152
Pop. Density240 people/sq. km
Capital CityKuwait City
Fertility Rate* 2.10
Infant mortality rate **6.1
Median Age  36.8 Years
Life Expectancy 75.85 years
Urban Population 100%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Kuwait

Islam is both the official and majority religion in Oman and Its followed by  74.57% of the population. Most Qatari citizens belong to the Salafi Muslim movement and 5–15% of Muslims in Qatar follow Shia Islam with other Islamic sects being very small in number.

There are also small native Christian and Baháʼí Faith populations in Kuwait.

Other religions represented in the country including Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism are practiced by non-nationals.

Religion percent in Kuwait 

  • Islam – 74.57%
  • Christianity – 17.93%
  • Other religions – 7.48%

Source: Wikipedia

Ethnic composition

As of 2022, Kuwait has a population of 4.45 million people of which 1.45 million are Kuwaiti citizens while the remaining 3 million are foreign nationals from over 100 countries.

Ethnic Percentage

  • Kuwaiti – 41.4%,
  • Other Arab – 21.4%
  • Asian (mostly South Asian) – 35.3%
  • African 1%,
  • Other 0.7% 

Indian Population in Kuwait

Indians are the largest expapt population in numbers and make around 22% of the Kuwait population & approx population of Indians in Kuwait as of 2021 is 10 Lakhs.  The majority of these originate from the south Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, with the former constituting 66% of the population of Indian nationals.

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Population of Kuwait 2024 | Religion in Kuwait
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