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Locale Code: ar-KW

The locale code represents Arabic language in Kuwait.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive ar-KW locale data for Kuwait
Country NameKuwait
Country Name (Local)Al-Kuwayt
Country Flag🇰🇼
Country Area17818 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)KW
Language NameArabic
Language Name (Local)العربية
Language Code (ISO 639-1)ar
RegionWestern Asia
Capital NameKuwait City
Capital Latitude29.36972
Capital Longitude47.97833
Postal Code Format#####
Postal Code Regex^(\d{5})$


The currency used for the locale code ar-KW is Kuwaiti Dinar.

Currency information for Kuwait and ar-KW locale
Currency NameKuwaiti Dinar
Currency Name (Local)Kuwaiti dinar
Currency CodeKWD
Currency Symbolد.ك
Currency Numeric414
Currency Subunit Value1000
Currency Subunit NameFils


Kuwait has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+03:00.



Kuwait shares borders with 2 countries and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'ar-KW' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, ar_KW is a locale code for Arabic language in Kuwait. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.