As observed on the physical map of Qatar, the country occupies a peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf from the Arabian Peninsula. The country also has several low lying offshore islands. Qatar occupies a total area of 11,437 sq. km.
The highly flat nature of Qatar's terrain is easily visible on the map. The highest point in the country is Qurain Abu al-Bawl that is only 103 m (338 ft)) and rocky. It has been marked on the map by a yellow upright triangle.
Notable features include coastal salt pans, elevated limestone formations (the Dukhan anticline) along the west coast under which lies the Dukhan oil field, and massive sand dunes surrounding Khawr al Udayd, an inlet of the Persian Gulf in the southeast known to local English speakers as the Inland Sea.
Qatar (officially, the state of Qatar) is divided into 8 municipalities. In alphabetical order, these municipalities are: Al-Daayen, Al-Khawr, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shahaniya, Al-Shamal, Al-Wakrah, Doha and Umm Salal Muhammad. These municipalities are further subdivided into 98 zones and smaller subdivisions.
With an area of 3,309.0 sq. km, Al-Shahaniya is the largest municipality by area while Al-Daayen is the most populous one.
Doha is the capital and largest city of Qatar. Doha is located in the eastern part of the country, on the coasts of the Persian Gulf. It is the most populous city and also the country’s political and economic center.
Qatar is situated on the Qatari Peninsula that extends from the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. It is a Western Asian country that is one of the seven nations that make up the Arabian Peninsula. It is located in the Middle East, in the North eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Qatar is bordered by 2 nations: United Arab Emirates in the southeast and Saudi Arabia in the southwest. While, the Persian Gulf surrounds Qatar in the north and east; the Dawhat Salway Bay surrounds the country along the western coast. The Gulf of Bahrain separates Qatar from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Qatar Bordering Countries: Saudi Arabia.
Regional Maps: Map of Asia
|Legal Name||State of Qatar|
|25 17 N, 51 32 E|
|Independence||3 September 1971 (from the UK)|
|Total Area||11,586 km2|
|Land Area||11,586 km2|
|Water Area||0 km2|
|Total Border||87 km|
|Bordering Countries||Saudi Arabia 87 km|
|Climate||Arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers|
|Coordinates||25 30 N, 51 15 E|
|Mean Elevation||28 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||103 m|
|Tuwayyir al Hamir|
|Ethnic Groups||non-Qatari 88.4%, Qatari 11.6% (2015 est.)|
|Languages||Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language|
|Religions||Muslim 67.7%, Christian 13.8%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 3.1%, folk religion <.1%, Jewish <.1%, other 0.7%, unaffiliated 0.9% (2010 est.)|
|Currency||Qatari rials (QAR)|
|GDP Per Capita||$64,781.73|
|Exports||Liquefied natural gas (lng), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel|
This page was last updated on September 16, 2020