Where is Qatar?

Qatar is an Asian country covering 11,586.00 km2. This makes it the 37th smallest country in the world and almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut. Its geographic coordinates are 25 30 N, 51 15 E and Doha is the capital city.

Qatar has a 87.00 km border with Saudi Arabia. The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

The origin of the name Qatar is not entirely clear.

Its ISO code is QA.

Geography

It is located in the Middle East. Qatar has a mean elevation of 28 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with cold, snowy winters and sunny, rainy summers. Its terrain is mostly flat and barren.

Population

Qatar has a population of 2,258,283 making it the 143rd largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in and around Doha.

Arabic is the official language, while English is officially used as a second language. The majority ethnic group is non-Qatari, followed by Qatari. The majority of the country is Muslim, with Christian and Hindu minorities.

The dialing code for the country is 974.

Government

Qatar is an independent country. IT gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1971. Its constitution was last ratified in 2004.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Qatar's GDP is $335,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $129,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 51st largest economy and its citizens the 2nd richest in the world. The currency of Qatar is the Rial (QAR).

Its major export partners are Japan, India, and China. Its main exports are liquefied natural gas, petroleum products, and fertilizers. Its major import partners are China, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Germany. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, food, and chemicals.