Qatar consists of a peninsula and several small islands, situated on the Arabian Gulf. Its area is around 11,500 sq km.
Check out Qatar photos to view its beautiful
desert landscape and architecture (a mix of traditional and modern structures).
The official name of Qatar is the "State of Qatar" (or "Dawlat Qatar").
The name is also spelled as Qattar or Katar.
Doha (Ad-Dawhah) is the capital of Qatar and the most populated city (around 90% of Qataris live in Doha).
Other main cities in Qatar include:
Al-Wakrah, Ras Laffan Industrial City, Dukhan, Al-Khor, Umm Saeed, Al-Rayyan, Zubara and Al-Ruwais.
Qatar is one of the top oil and natural gas producing countries in the world, with the 3rd largest gas reserve.
Qatar attracts lots of visitors each year, who come for business, education, sports, shopping, tourism
and other activities. Qatar hotels, restaurants and services
are of the top levels in the world.
The population of Qatar is around 1.7 million (over 50% of the population are non-citizens).
The main spoken languages are Arabic and English, as well as other languages like Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.
Qatar focuses on culture and education, and has established several institutions,
exhibitions and business centers, including the Education City, Qatar Science & Technology Park and Doha Sports City.