Sites & cities that bear the name of Kuwait City

Kuwait City

Today in : Kuwait
First trace of activity : 1613 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : مدينة الكويت, Madinat Al-Kuwayt, Koweït, ألديره, Al-Diera

Description : Kuwait City (Arabic: مدينة الكويت‎) is the capital and largest city of Kuwait. Located at the heart of the country on the south shore of Kuwait Bay on the Persian Gulf, it is the political, cultural and economical centre of the emirate, containing Kuwait's National Assembly (parliament), most government offices, the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks. Kuwait City's trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik (Shuwaik Port) and Mina Al Ahmadi (Ahmadi Port). In 1613, the town of Kuwait was founded in modern-day Kuwait City. In 1716, the Bani Utubs settled in Kuwait. At the time of the arrival of the Utubs, Kuwait was inhabited by a few fishermen and primarily functioned as a fishing village. In the eighteenth century, Kuwait prospered and rapidly became the principal commercial center for the transit of goods between India, Muscat, Baghdad and Arabia. By the mid 1700s, Kuwait had already established itself as the major trading route from the Persian Gulf to Aleppo.

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