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If Kuwait grew carrots we wouldn't give a damn.
Lawrence Korb, on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Born July 1939, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
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Official name: State of Kuwait
Head of State: Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jabir al-Sabah (since 29 January 2006)
Head of government: Prime Minister Jabir Al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah (from 30 November 2011, re-appointed 5 Dec 2013)
Ruling party: 15-member Council of Ministers
Area: 17,818 square km (including neutral zone)
Population: 4.00 million (2014)*
Capital: Kuwait City
Official language: Arabic
Currency: Kuwaiti dinar (KD) = 1,000 fils
Exchange rate: KD0.30 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$43,103 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 1.30% (2014)*
GDP: US$172.35 billion (2014)*
Unemployment: 2.07% (2014)*
Inflation: 2.94% (2014)*
Oil production: 3.12 million bpd (2014)
Natural gas production: 16.40 billion cum (2014)
Balance of trade: US$77.41 billion (2014)
* estimated figure