map of Qatar; source: WR QATAR

[Katar] :
general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Qatar
country code ISO: QA //; - FIPS: QA
location: Southwest Asia, Middle East
time zone: +3 UT
surface (land) area: 11437 sq.km = 4416 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 26° N / South: 24° N / East: 52° E / West: 51° E
borders (land): Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
borders (coastline): Persian Gulf (part of Indian Ocean)
climate: hot and humid, semi-arid tropical
Government
independent since: 1971-09-03
type of government: absolute traditional monarchy (emirate)
capital: Ad-Dawhah (Doha)
administrative division: balafiyah = municipality (9)
Population
population according to the last two censuses (1986): 369,079 /-; (1997) 522,023
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 585,000, or: 744,483 /-; 2001: 574,000, or: 769,152
population density: 51 - 65 per sq.km = 132 - 169 per sq.mi
population growth: 1,6 - 6,4% //; - doubling time: 44 years
birth rate: 16 - 18 per 1000
death rate: 2 - 4 per 1000
fertility rate: 6 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 18 per 1000
life expectancy: 72 years (male: 70; female: 75)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 35% //; - 15-59 years: 62% //; - 60+ years: 4%
urbanisation: 92,5% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Arab (Qatari) 40 - 56%; Southern Asian 50% (Pakistani 7 - 18%; Indians 18% and Iranians 10 - 23%)
languages: Arabic (official); English
religious affiliation: Sunnî Muslim 92%, Christian, Hindu
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 793
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 81% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Qatar riyal = 100 dirhams
annual inflation rate: 2%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 21000 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: 11570]
GDP growth: 4%
income: USD 16000 per capita
import: USD 1927 per capita //; - export: USD 3213 per capita
trade: USD 28300 per capita //; - or 88% of GDP
trade partners: JP GB IT DE UA SG BR AU CA CN FR IN IT KR MY NL SA ES SE US
human development index: 0,801 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 48
female labour force: 15%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,5 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 0,7% //; - grass land: 4,5% //; - wooded area: 0% //; - arid land and desert: 94,7%
agriculture: labour force: 3% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 2%
agricultural products: milk and dairy products, forage, vegetables, fruits and dates
livestock (1000s): camels: 50 / cattle: 14 / goats: 160-179 / poultry: 3850-4000 / sheep: 200-215
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 28% //; - part of industry in GDP: 39%
industrial products: (petro)chemicals, metal products, textiles, food & beverages, tobacco, oil refining
mining products: oil & natural gas, limestone, sulphur
CO2 emission per capita: 85,7
services: labour force: 69% //; - part of services in GDP: 59%
energy use (kg per capita): 28262
electricity use (per capita): 14871
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 1230, or 1500 km //; - of which paved: 90% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 226 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 212 - 263 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 311 - 490 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 440 - 514 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 138 per 1000
persons per post office: 18600
personal computers: 150 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Qurayn Abâ al-Bawl 105 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): not applicable
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: none
caves: longest system: none / deepest:
islands: Huwâr
deserts: at the edge of the Arab desert
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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