I added the 2005 census figures and areas of governorates.
ISO 3166-2 has come out in a second edition, dated 2007-12-15. This contains the ISO code for Mubarak Al-Kabir, as shown below.
FIPS 10-4 Change Notice 12, dated 2007-06-11, has FIPS codes for the new and changed governorates. The table has been updated accordingly.
The Europa World Year Book 2001 reports that a sixth governorate was created in 1999-11. Its name is Great Mubarak. No further details are provided. Other sources give its name as Mubarak Al-Kabir, and show that it was formed from the southern part of Hawalli. It was probably named for Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, who ruled from 1896 to 1915.
I have acquired more recent census data for the governorates of Kuwait.
Kuwait was under British protection from 1899 to 1961-06-19, when it became fully independent. It was invaded by Iraq on 1990-08-08, but the annexation was never internationally recognized, and it was liberated again on 1991-02-26.
Arabic al-Kuwait, a diminutive form of kut: fort
Kuwait is divided into six muhafazat (sing. muhafazah: governorates).
Kuwait uses five-digit postal codes.
The UN LOCODE page for Kuwait lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
KU01). These were the divisions of Kuwait at that time.
KU03). FIPS also changed the code for Al Farwaniyah from
KU06, suggesting that they believe that part of the territory for Mubarak Al-Kabir was taken from Al Farwaniyah.
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