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Qatar Facts

Qatar's Information

Flag of Qatar
Land Area 11,586 km2
Total Area 11,586km2 (#158)
Population 2,258,283 (#143)
Population Density 194.91/km2
Government Type Absolute Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $335.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $129,700
Currency Rial (QAR)
Largest Cities

  • riyals
    5 Riyal
  • Ethnicity: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%
  • GDP total: $189 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $102,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Doha, Ar Rayyan, Umm Salal Muhammad, Al Wakrah, Al Khawr
  • Name: It is said that Qatar is derived from Qatara, which is believed to refer to the ancient trading port of Zubara
  • National Day: September 3
  • Religion: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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