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About Qatar in detail
Where is Qatar?
Qatar, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 25 17 N 51 32 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.
What is the capital city of Qatar?
The capital city of Qatar is: Doha.
What is the time in Doha?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Doha is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Qatar?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Qatar is: .qa
What is the size of Qatar?
The territory of Qatar is total: 11,586 sq km; land: 11,586 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Qatar is almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Qatar, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 87 km.
What is the water coverage of Qatar?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Qatar is covered by water (see below), and this includes 563 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Qatar?
The climate of Qatar is arid: mild, pleasant winters: very hot, humid summers.
Geographical data of Qatar
The elevation of Qatar; mean elevation: 28 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m, highest point: Tuwayyir al Hamir 103 m.
The typical geographical details of Qatar include mostly flat and barren desert.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Qatar is the peninsula occupies a strategic location in the central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits.
Resources and land use of Qatar
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, natural gas, fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 5.6%; arable land 1.1%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 4.3%; forest: 0%; other: 94.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Qatar
The number of inhabitants of Qatar is 2,258,283 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population is clustered in or around the capital of Doha on the eastern side of the peninsula.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 99.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Qatar is concentrated in DOHA (capital) 718,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Qatar
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%.
Spoken languages in Qatar
The spoken languages in Qatar are the following: Arabic (official language), English commonly used as a second language.
What are the most important religions in Qatar?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other (includes mainly Hindu and other Indian religions) 14% (2004 estimate).
Further population data of Qatar
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 12.57% (male 143,859 / female 140,027) 15-24 years: 12.62% (male 206,775 / female 78,271) 25-54 years: 70.45% (male 1,321,973 / female 269,072) 55-64 years: 3.41% (male 59,418 / female 17,578) 65 years and over: 0.94% (male 13,610 / female 7,700) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Qatar is 2.64% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Qatar the birth rate is 9.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 1.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Qatar the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Qatar, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Qatar are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 2.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Qatar
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Qatar has prospered in the last several years with continued high real GDP growth, but low oil prices have dampened the outlook. Qatar was the only Gulf Cooperation Council member that avoided a budget deficit in 2015, but it had a $12 billion deficit, 7.GDP is driven largely by the oil and gas sector; however, growth in manufacturing, construction, and financial services have lifted the non-oil sectors to just over half of Qatar’s nominal GDP. Economic policy is focused on sustaining Qatar's non-associatQatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid is accelerating large-scale infrastructure projects such as its metro system, light rail system, construction of a new port, roads, stadiums and related sporting infrastructure.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Qatar is $156.6 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Qatar is 2.6% (2016 estimate) 3.7% (2015 estimate) 4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Qatar this is $129,700 (2016 estimate) $134,600 (2015 estimate) $140,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Qatar produces?
The main agricultural products of Qatar are fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair.
Drinking water source in Qatar
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Qatar
In Qatar, the average number of childbirth is 1.9 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Qatar
The average age of the population is total: 33 years; male: 24.1 years, female: 28.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Qatar it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Qatar is 18.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Qatar. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 20 years; 15 years if an Arab national.
Is Qatar a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Qatar
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Qatar density of the hospital beds is 1.2 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Qatar the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Qatar the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Qatar is 41% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Qatar? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Qatar are haze, dust storms, sandstorms common.
More interesting facts about Qatar
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar within the last 60 years transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. The continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenue through the mid-1990s by Qatari amirs permanently residing in Europe had stunted Qatar’s economic growth. Former amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, who overthrew his father in a bloodless coup in 1995, ushered in wide-sweeping political and media reforms, unprecedented economic investment, and a growing Qatari regional leadership role, in part through the creation of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera and Qatar's mediation of some regional conflicts. In the 2000s, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and by 2007 had attained the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar did not experience domestic unrest or violence like that seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Since the outbreak of regional unrest, however, Doha has prided itself on its support for many of these popular revolutions, particularly in Libya and Syria, although to the detriment of Qatar’s relations with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which temporarily recalled their respective ambassadors from Qatar. In mid-2013, HAMAD transferred power to his 33 year-old son, the current Amir TAMIM bin Hamad - a peaceful abdication rare in the history of Arab Gulf states. TAMIM oversaw a warming of Qatar’s relations with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE by later in 2014 and prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country's infrastructure in anticipation of Doha's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Qatar: 3 September 1971 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Qatar
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side; maroon represents the blood shed in Qatari wars, white stands for peace; the nine-pointed serrated edge signifies Qatar as the ninth member of the "reconciled emirates" in the wake of the Qatari-British treaty of 1916note: the other eight emirates are the seven that compose the UAE and Bahrain; according to some sources, the dominant color was formerly red, but this darkened to maroon upon exposure to the sun and the new shade was eventually adopted.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Qatar: a maroon field surmounted by a white serrated band with nine white points; national colors: maroon, white.
Constitution of Qatar
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Qatar?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Qatar is mixed legal system of civil law and Islamic law (in family and personal matters).
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Qatar, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura (15 seats; members appointed by the monarch); note - the 2003 constitutional referendum called for the election of 30 members, however; the first election scheduled for 2013 was postponed and the current term was initially extended until 2016, but in June 2016, the Amir extended it until at least 2019note: although the Advisory Council has limited legislative authority to draft and approve laws, the Amir has final vote on all legislation; Qatar's first legislative elections were expected to be held in 2013, but HAMAD postponed them in a final legislative act prior to handing over power to TAMIM; in principle, the public would elect 30 members and the Amir would appoint 15; the Advisory Council would have authority to approve the national budget, hold ministers accountable through no-confidence votes, and propose legislation; the 29-member Central Municipal Council - first elected in 1999 - has limited consultative authority aimed at improving municipal services; members elected for a 4-year term; next election scheduled for May 2019.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Qatar
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Qatar the labor force is 1.691 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Qatar is total: 6.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 6.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Qatar is 0.7% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Qatar, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.3% highest 10%: 35.9% (2007).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Qatar the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Qatar, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: 1.3% highest 10%: 35.9% (2007).
About the budget and central governments debt of Qatar
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Qatar is; revenues: $41.71 billion, expenditures: $53.95 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 26.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Qatar is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Qatar
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 3.8% (2016 estimate), 1.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Qatar
Qatar, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Qatar is: $64.69 billion (2016 estimate), $77.29 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel.
The most important imported products are: machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 11.9%, US 11.3%, UAE 9%, Germany 7.7%, Japan 6.7%, UK 5.9%, Italy 4.6%, Saudi Arabia 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Qatar
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Qatar, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 1.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Qatar, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Qatar; modern system centered in Dohadomestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone subscribership exceeds 180 telephones per 100 personsinternational: country code - 974; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US; tropospheric scatter to Bahrain; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and the UAE; sa (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Qatar
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Qatar: 6 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Qatar: total: 9,830 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Qatar: N/A.
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Facts & data about Qatar
Name of the country: conventional long form: State of Qatar, conventional short form: Qatar, local long form: Dawlat Qatar, local short form: Qatar. Note: closest approximation of the native pronunciation is gattar or cottar, etymology: the origin of the name is uncertain, but it dates back at least 2,000 years since a term "Catharrei" was used to describe the inhabitants of the peninsula by Pliny the Elder (1st century A.D.), and a "Catara" peninsula is depicted on a map by Ptolemy (2nd century A.D.).
|Abbrevation: Qatar||Geographic coordinates:
25 30 N, 51 15 E
|Country location: Middle East|
|Capital of Qatar: Doha||GPS of the Capital:
25 17 N 51 32 E
|Position: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia|
|Land area: total: 11,586 sq km; land: 11,586 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly flat and barren desert
||Area comparative: almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut|
|Population: 2,258,283 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.64% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 2.64 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 4.91 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 3.38 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 1.71 male(s) / female, total population: 3.41 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $64.69 billion (2016 estimate), $77.29 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $33.76 billion (2016 estimate), $28.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 11.9%, US 11.3%, UAE 9%, Germany 7.7%, Japan 6.7%, UK 5.9%, Italy 4.6%, Saudi Arabia 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 99.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): DOHA (capital) 718,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 33 years; male: 24.1 years, female: 28.1 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.039 million. Percent of population: 92.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 428,858. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 3.61 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 164 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 0.7% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Qatari(s) adjective: Qatari||National holidays: National Day, 18 December (1878), anniversary of Al Thani family accession to the throne; Independence Day, 3 September (1971)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.7 years. Male: 76.7 years, female: 80.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.9 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 97.3%; male: 97.4%, female: 96.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil law and Islamic law (in family and personal matters)||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair||Industrial production growth rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.6% (2016 estimate) 3.7% (2015 estimate) 4% (2014 estimate)|
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