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Capital: Doha


Total Population: 2,569,804
Natural Increase: 3.5%
Density: 221 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 99.3%
Ethnic Origins: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%.
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, Others 14%.
Literacy Rate: 89.0%
National Currency: Qatari Rial (QAR)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 QAR = 0.2353 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 11,610 km²
Type of State: Constitutional Monarchy
Type of Economy: High-income economy, GCC member, OPEC Member.
The economy depends on hydrocarbons and the country possesses the biggest natural gas field in the world.
HDI*: 0.850/1
HDI (World Rank): 32/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Qatar, dial 00
To call Qatar, dial +974
Internet Suffix: .qa
Computers: 17.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 16.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 88.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 34,20034,90034,60037,00031,820
Exports of Goods (million USD) 132,962136,767126,70377,29457,590
Imports of Services (million USD) 22,12624,84430,00728,39031,541
Exports of Services (million USD) 8,85110,29412,77514,10315,176

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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