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Tire Out Your Body, But Not Your Mind.

 

General


Population: 848,016 (2011)
Land Area: 11,437 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, fish
Capital: Doha
Political System: Emirate
State Leader: Amir Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani (1995)
Head of Government: Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (2007)
Languages: Arabic, English
Currency: Qatari Rial (QAR)
Major Religions: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, Other 14%
Major Ethnicities: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, Other 14%
Life Expectancy: 75.7 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 126.5 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 122.2 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 145,300 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 19.4% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 0.1%, Industry 78.8%, Services 21.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair
Agriculture Products: Fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish
Human Development Index: 0.831 (37th)
Tourism Revenue: 1 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: 0.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 12 400 (2004)
Budget: 10% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Qatar is located in the Middle East. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia. Qatar has one of the highest GDP's per capita in the world. Qatar's wealth comes from large deposits of natural gas and oil. Qatar is currently investing massively in order to expand into new sectors and assure life beyond oil and gas.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Qatar
Wikipedia: Qatar
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/QAT.html

Updated on: December 28, 2011