State of Qatar is located in the Middle East of the Asian Continent, with a population of 1,951,591, making it the 147th largest
national population. Its capital and largest city is
Doha with a total population of 1,450,000. The country encompasses 11,586
square kilometers making it the 16
6th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.

Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is recognized as the Chief of State and along with Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad bin
Khalifa al-Thani achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. Prime Minister Hamad bin
Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad bin Abdallah
ahmud achieves that status through appointment by the Emir and holds that position at the premier’s pleasure. Its form of
government is an Emirate and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 9th of June 2005.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Arabic and English. It counts among its major religions Muslim, Christian
and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 6 AM, 5 FM, 1 Short Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Qurayn Abu al Bawl, its highest point at 103 meters and the Persian Gulf, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Persian Gulf, which measures 563 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are crude oil production and refining,
ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement and commercial ship repair. Its official currency is the
Qatar Rial.

Here’s something you may not know about Qatar. Ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself
from a poor British protectorate, noted mainly for pearling, into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas
Beach in the town of Al
Khor on the Persian
Gulf- Qatar's lowest
point and waterway
Camel racing
Doha- Qatar's capital
and largest city
Two Qatari men
relaxing on the "beach"
View from Qurayan
Abu al Bawl- Qatar's
highest point
Tradtional Qatari
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
less than 0.1% (2009 est.)

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ess than 100
Spices in the Souq
(Souq is Arab for
Falconeering- a major
sport in Qatar
Traditional Qatari bread
Pearl monument to
Qatar's pre-oil past
Al Wakrah- Qatar's
easternmost point on
the Persian Gulf
Al Zubara Fort at
Madinat ash Shamal-
Qatar's northernmost
As Salwa on Qatar's
border with Saudi
Dukhan- Qatar's
westernmost point on
the Gulf of Bahrain
Hawar Island which is
claimed by both Qatar
and Bahrain
Soudanthil- Qatar's
southernmost point on
the border with the
United Arab Emirates
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