Population of Cities in Kuwait (2018)

Over 1 Million
100,000 to 1 Million
10,000 to 100,000
  • Al Ahmadi
  • Hawalli
  • As Salimiyah
  • Sabah as Salim
  • Al Farwaniyah
  • Al Fahahil
  • Kuwait City
  • Ar Rumaythiyah
  • Ar Riqqah
  • Salwa
  • Al Manqaf
  • Ar Rabiyah
  • Bayan
  • Al Jahra'
  • Al Fintas
  • Janub as Surrah
  • Al Mahbulah
  • Ad Dasmah
  • Ash Shamiyah
  • Al Wafrah
  • Az Zawr
  • Mubarak al Kabir

Kuwait it a country that has a population that has surpassed 2.7 million residents and is on track to hit three million in upcoming years. This country, which is the 158th largest in the world, shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and its cities are spread across six governorates. The governorates are divided further into distinct areas known as districts. Kuwait does not have any major cities that have surpassed the one million person milestone when it comes to population. Its largest city is Al Ahmadi, which has a 2016 population of over 600,000. This isn't the only city that has a population exceeding 100,000 -- there are three more, although none are quite close to reaching the population of Al Ahmadi or even hitting the 500,000 milestone. Kuwait has 16 additional cities that each have populations between 10,000 and 100,000 people that help round out the total population figures for this country.

The majority of Kuwait's residents live in its developed cities and areas, with only 2 percent accounting for the rural population. Kuwait's total population has increased 25 times since 1950. With high growth rates continuing due to natural increases and high birth rates, the cities and the country as a whole are expecting to see continued growth in the years to come. However, government officials and experts have predicted that this may have a negative impact on the country's sustainable development. Only time will tell exactly how much Kuwait's cities will grow and what the overall impact on the country will be.

Kuwait has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 16 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Kuwait is Al Ahmadi, with a population of 637,411 people.

Al Ahmadi

This city was founded in 1946 following the discovery of oil in the area.



Most of Kuwait's computer-related products are made in Hawalli.


As Salimiyah

This city's interior is made up mostly of residential areas, while its coastline is the site of high-end real estate and commercial buildings.


Sabah as Salim

This city is part of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate.


Al Farwaniyah

This is the capital of Al Farwaniyah Governorate


Al Fahahil

This city is located along the coast and is in the Al Ahmadi Governorate.


Kuwait City

The capital city is considered a global city.


Ar Rumaythiyah

This city is located in Muhafazat Hawalli


Ar Riqqah

Ar Riqqah is the third largest city in Al Ahmadi.



Salwa is known for having shops, restaurants, parks and other spots for entertainment.


Name 2018 Population Location
Al Ahmadi637,411Map
As Salimiyah147,649Map
Sabah as Salim139,163Map
Al Farwaniyah86,525Map
Al Fahahil68,290Map
Kuwait City60,064Map
Ar Rumaythiyah58,135Map
Ar Riqqah52,068Map
Al Manqaf39,025Map
Ar Rabiyah36,447Map
Al Jahra'24,281Map
Al Fintas23,071Map
Janub as Surrah18,496Map
Al Mahbulah18,178Map
Ad Dasmah17,585Map
Ash Shamiyah13,762Map
Al Wafrah10,017Map
Az Zawr5,750Map
Mubarak al KabirMap
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