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Qatar Geography and History



The Qatar Geography and History helps us a lot in understanding the varied landscape features and also its gradual evolution. The Qatar Geography and History exposes many unknown and interesting facts about this place.



The Qatar Geography reveals that this country is a peninsula situated in the east of Arabia and touches the Persian Gulf and the Saudi Arabia.

Qatar covers an area of 11,437 square kilometers on a peninsula that roughly stretches 160 kilometers north into the Persian Gulf from the Arabian Peninsula. The breadth of this land ranges between 55 to 90km and its texture is flat and rocky. Some notable features found in this area are elevated limestone formation, coastal salt pans and huge sand dunes covering Khawr al Udayd. The Halul island of Qatar is the most important and lies to 90km east of Doha. Qatar mainly shares its border with United Arab Emirates. It does share its border with Saudi Arabia but it is not clearly marked out.

The history of Qatar depicts that it was ruled by Bahrain from the 1700's to the middle of the 1800's. From 1916 to 1971 Qatar remained under the control of the British rulers. During the 1980's and the 1990's Qatar got involved with disputes between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The most prominent ruling dynasty of Qatar was the Al Thani dynasty.

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