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Where is Qatar located ?
Qatar is an Arab country situated in Western Asia.

What is the official name of Qatar ?
Officially, Qatar is called "the State of Qatar".

What is the capital of Qatar ?
Doha is the capital of Qatar.

Who are the neighbors of Qatar ?
Qatar’s sole neighboring country is Saudi Arabia which is to its south, whereas the rest of Qatar’s territory borders the Persian Gulf.

What is the area and population of Qatar ?
The total area of Qatar is 4,467 square miles and as per the 2014 estimate Qatar’s population is 2,155,446.

What is Qatar’s official language ?
Qatar’s official language is Arabic.

What is the highest point of Qatar ?
Tuwayyir al Hamir at 103 meters is the highest peak of Qatar.

Which currency is used in Qatar ?
The official currency of Qatar is Riyal.

What type of Government does Qatar have ?
Qatar has absolute-monarchy form of government.

When get Qatar get independence ?
Qatar gained independence from UK on 3 September 1971.

Which family has been ruling Qatar since the mid-19th century ?
Al Thani family has been ruling Qatar since mid-19th century.

Who is the Emir of Qatar ?
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the current Emir of Qatar. He is the youngest Arab leader.

Can foreigners invest in businesses in Qatar ?
Foreign nationals can invest in business in the country, however with the condition that at least 51% of the respective business is owned by a Qatar national.

What is The Pearl-Qatar ?
The Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island which is in Doha, Qatar. It is spread over 4,000,000 square meters of area. Also, this artificial island is available to foreign nationals for freehold ownership.

Which religions are followed in Qatar ?
The predominant religion of Qatar is Islam and Wahhabi Islam is the country’s official state religion.

Which country will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 ?
Qatar will become the smallest country ever to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. For hosting the same, Qatar will be building twelve eco-friendly exemplary stadiums, many of which will have a seating capacity for eighty thousand people.

Which country is the biggest exporter of natural gas in the world ?
The biggest exporter of natural gas in the world is Qatar.

What is Qatar National Day and when is it celebrated ?
Qatar National Day is the national commemoration of the country's unification & independence. It is celebrated every year on December 18. It is a national holiday which was established by the decree of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on June 21, 2007.

What is Doha Corniche ?
Doha Corniche is the waterfront promenade which extends for many kilometers along the Doha Bay. Parallel to the promenade Corniche is the Corniche Street which is a main thoroughfare connecting Doha's rising West Bay business district to the south of Doha & Doha International Airport. Corniche which was formed following thorough dredging work in the late 1970s and early 1980s reshaped Doha's coastline. This walkway today is one of the popular locations among joggers, bikers, and walkers of the city.

What is Dubai Towers Doha ?
Dubai Towers Doha is a very tall skyscraper under construction in Doha, Qatar. The Towers, when complete, will have a roof height of 1300 feet (400 meters) and Spire height of 1434 feet (437 meters). Once complete, this gargantuan structure will become the tallest building of Qatar. Doha Corniche is situated next to the Dubai Towers Doha.

What is the Lusail International Circuit ?
Lusail International Circuit (also Losail International Circuit) is a motor racing circuit situated outside Qatar’s Lusail town which is to the north of Doha. Each year, the MotoGP- the motorcycling Grand Prix- is hosted by Qatar at the Losail International Circuit.

What is Al Jazeera ?
Al Jazeera is a Doha based broadcaster which is owned by "Al Jazeera Media Network" and funded by the "Thani family" who are the rulers of Qatar. Al Jazeera is also referred to as the Jazeera Satellite Channel (JSC), Aljazeera, and JSC.

When was oil discovered in Qatar ?
The first ever onshore oil field discovered in Qatar was the Dukhan Oil Field in January 1940 and the country’s first offshore oilfield was discovered in 1960. Today, Qatar has the third-largest gas reserves in the world.

What type of economy does Qatar have ?
Qatar economy’s foundation is Petroleum. More than 70% of the total revenue of the government, more than 60% of total GDP and around 85% of earning from exports come from Petroleum. Qatar's proved natural gas reserves contribute to 5% of the world’s total. Also, the country is one of the wealthiest nations of the world.

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Last Updated : September 2nd, 2017

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