Official nameState of Qatar
Name in local languageدولة قطر - Dawlat Qatar (ar)
SubcontinentWestern Asia
Population (ranking: 144e)2,743,932 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.83 % / year
Area11,651 km²
Density235.51 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 54e)192.009 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)69,026 $USD (2018)
GDP growth1.40 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)80.10 years (2018)
Birth rate11.89 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate2.03 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)1.48 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)6.80 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate97.30 % (2015)
Official languagesArabic
CurrencyRiyal (QAR)
HDI (ranking: 60e)0.848 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)67.80 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary constitutional monarchy (Emirate)
Head of StateEmir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
National Day18 December (unification in 1878)
Tourists (ranking)2,256,000 people (2017)
Qatar – petite

Qatar is an emirate of the Middle East. It is located on a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf and connected to the Arabian Peninsula to the south, where it has a land border with Saudi Arabia and a maritime boundary with Bahrain. Its capital is Doha.

Côte désertique du Qatar
Desertic coast of the Qatar. Photo: Steven Byles
Tours à Doha, capitale du Qatar
Towers in Doha, capitale of the Qatar
Doha skyline, la nuit, Qatar
Doha skyline by night, Qatar
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Doha2,365,356 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Municipalities (Baladiyat)PopulationArea
Al Daayen54,339 inhabitants290 km²
Al Khawr202,031 inhabitants1,613 km²
Al Rayyan605,712 inhabitants2,450 km²
Al Shahaniya187,571 inhabitants3,309 km²
Al Wakrah299,037 inhabitants2,578 km²
Ash Shamal8,794 inhabitants860 km²
Doha (Ad Dawhah)956,457 inhabitants159 km²
Umm Salal90,835 inhabitants318 km²
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See also