Middle East

Qatar profile

Yacht harbour in Pearl area of Doha, Qatar
Qatar is one of the richest countries in the region
  • Full name: The State of Qatar
  • Population: 1.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Doha
  • Area: 11,437 sq km (4,416 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Riyal = 100 dirhams
  • Main exports: Oil, gas
  • GNI per capita: US $80,440 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .qa
  • International dialling code: +974