|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Qatar standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Qatari rials (QAR)|
€1 = QAR4.06, $1 = QAR3.64, £1 = QAR0.00
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.qa||International Dialling Code: 974|
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Further information on Qatar
Discover more about Qatar - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 11,437 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 563 km (Persian Gulf)
Neighbours (border lengths): Saudi Arabia (60km)
Climate: Arid climate with very hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters.
Highest mountain: Qurayn Abu al Bawl (103m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Qatar from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||136/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||32/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||113/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||26/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: State of Qatar Status: Independent Country
Population: 2,123,160 (rank: 142/196) Density: 185.6 people/sq km (rank: 50/196)
Ethnic groups: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%
Religions: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census)
GDP (PPP): $198.7 billion GDP per capita: $102,100 (rank: 1/195)