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Continent Asia

Region – Western Asia

Size – 11,586 km²

Geography – flat desert

Language – Arabic, English

Religion – Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14%

Monetary Unit – Qatari riyal

Natural Resources – petroleum, natural gas, fish

Agriculture – fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish

Industry – liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair

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Neighbouring CountriesSaudi Arabia

Population – 2,194,817 (2015)

Population Growth Rate – 3.07%

Average Life Expectancy – 78.59

Capital City – Doha (population 718,000)

Highest Mountain – No mountains, highest point – Tuwayyir al Hamir (103 m)

Longest River – No major rivers

Climate – Hot, dry summers 25°C to 42°C, warm, dry winters 13°C to 20°C

Yearly Rainfall – 10 cm approx December to April


Plant Life – desert shrub, grass, date, palm,

Animal Life – jerboa (desert rat), fox, monitor lizard, other lizards, snakes

Bird Life – flamingo, cormorant, osprey, kestrel, plover, lark

Marine Life – prawn, king mackerel, shark, grouper



Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Qatar. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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