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Learn more about Qatar.
Flag of Qatar Qatar
Population: 840,290 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Doha
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An Introduction to 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 revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. He was overthrown by his son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Oil and natural gas revenues enable Qatar to have a per capita income not far below the leading industrial countries of Western Europe.

Qatar map

Map of Qatar ( Location ) : 25 30 N, 51 15 E, Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Qatar, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Qatari Flag
Maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Qatar.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.74%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 70.9 yrs - Male
    • 76.04 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 184,500 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 230,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 256,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .qa

Did you know ... People from Qatar are called Qataris
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook