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Where is Qatar?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Qatar covers 11,586 square kilometers of land, making it the 168th largest nation in terms of land area.

Qatar became an independent state in 1971, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Qatar is 1,951,591 (2012) and the nation has a density of 168 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Qatar is the Qatari Rial (QAR). As well, the people of Qatar are refered to as Qatari.

The dialing code for the country is 974 and the top level internet domain for Qatari sites is .qa.

Qatar shares land borders with only one country, Saudi Arabia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Qatar section.

Quick facts

Population 1,951,591
Density 168.4 / km2 ( 436.3 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1971
Capital Doha (Baladiyat ad Dawhah)
Currency Qatari Rial
GDP 212,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 108,629 (2014 data)
Land Area 11,586 km2 (4,473 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Saudi Arabia
Minimum Longitude 50.750
Maximum Longitude 51.630
Mininum Latitude 24.470
Maximum Latitude 26.160

What is the capital of Qatar?

map showing the location of Qatar
Location of Doha on a map.

Doha is the capital city of Qatar. It has a population of 344,939, and is located on a latitue of 25.28 and longitude of 51.52.

Doha is also the political center of Qatar, which is considered a Absolute Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Doha, the Capital Of Qatar

City Doha
Country Qatar
Population 344,939
Longitude 51.52245000
Latitude 25.27932000
Elevation 13 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.