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Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.

Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language

 

Ethnic Groups: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%

 

Belief Systems: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 2 million people (World Rank: 148th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 448 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 78th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.96 %/yr (World Rank: 62nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 78.4 years (World Rank: 58th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 31.6 years (World Rank: 69th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:

 

Map of Qatar
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Qatar

Qatar - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Qatar;

Wikipedia Entry for Qatar

Current News in Qatar

Qatar - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Qatar;

Qatar - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Qatar;

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Qatar 1
from travelnotes.org;

 

Traveling to Qatar 2

Events in Qatar

Travel Guide for Qatar
Wikitravel Entry for Qatar;

Language Resources:

Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
from omniglot.com;

Arabic Language Games
from digitaldialects.com;

Learn Arabic Online
from mylanguages.org;

Government Related:

Embassy of Qatar
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Qatar
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.


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