Qatar Overview

Qatar Overview Last updated on Thursday 15th April 2010

Conventional Name

  • State of Qatar / Dawlat Qatar.

Capital

  • Doha

Head of State (Amir)

  • HAMAD bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Prime Minister

  • ABDALLAH bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Area

  • 11,437 sq km (4,260 sq mi)

Population

  • 750,000 (estimation of 2000).

Population density

  • 52/km² (1999)

Young people under 15 Years Old

  • 26% (estimate 2000)

Population growth

  • 3.4% (estimation of 2000)

Urban Population

  • 91% (1999)

Birth Rate

  • 16.07 births/1,000 population

Death Rate

  • 4.19 deaths/1,000 population

Infant Mortality Rate

  • 22.14 deaths/1,000 live births

Distribution

  • 88% urban
  • 12% rural

Elevations

  • Lowest -- sea level along the coast
  • Highest -- 105m (344ft)

Official language

  • Arabic

Major religion

  • Islam

Literacy

  • 76% of adult population (1986)

Universities: 1

Currency

  • Qatar riyal

1 Qatar riyal = 100 dirhams

Market Exchange Rate

  • 1 US $ = Fixed Rate 3.64000 QAR (October 2000).

Industries

  • Crude oil production and refining, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement

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Major ports

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Major airfields: 1

Year of independence

  • 1971 from the UK.

Business hours

  • Offices and shops: 8.00am-noon; 4.00 or 5.00-7.00pm or later
  • Shopping malls stay open until 9.00 or 10.00pm

International dialing code

  • +974

Time zone

  • GMT + 3 hours
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