Virtual Presentation

About Qatar


The State of Qatar is a sovereign and independent state in the Middle East, occupying a peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf. Since its complete independence from Britain in 1971, Qatar has emerged as one of the world's most important producers of oil and gas. It is an Islamic State whose laws and customs follow the Islamic tradition. Since 2013, the country has been governed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.


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DohaCapital City
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Qatari RiyalCurrency
2.6m
PopulationCensus 2020

Facts & Figures about Qatar

Location and geography
Location and geography

Qatar is a peninsula state located amid the western coast of the Arabian Gulf. Qatar's largest islands are Halul, Shraouh and Al-Asshat.

Topography
Topography

The land mainly has rocky plains, covered with a range of low limestone outcroppings such as in Jebel Dukhan and Jebel Fuwairit.

Area
Area

Qatar occupies an area of 11,521 square kilometres.

Location and geography
Capital City

Qatar’s capital city is Doha (in Arabic, ad-Dawḥa, which means ‘the big tree’)

Topography
Climate

Qatar has a desert climate with hot summers, warm winters and scarce

Area
Language

Arabic is the official language of the country, though English is widely spoken.

Location and geography
Religion

Islam is the official religion of the State of Qatar, and the Islamic Law (Sharia)

Topography
Population

Qatar has a population of more than 2,6 million.

Area
Major Cities

Doha (capital), Al-Wakrah, Al-Khor, Dukhan, Al-Shamal, Msaieed, Ras Lafan and others.

Location and geography
National Day

Qatar National Day is celebrated in the 18th of December every year.

Topography
Official Working Hours

n Qatar, the official working hours are eight. However, in Ramadan working

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Public Holidays

days and Saturdays, Qatar National Day, National Sport Day, Eid Al-Fitr and

Location and geography
Local Time

Arabian Standard Time (AST), with a UTC of +3:00

Topography
Electric Current

220 – 240 + 6V/50Hz. A mix of plugs: 3-pin square and 2-pin round designs

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Economy

Due to its substantial reserves of oil and gas, Qatar has one of the highest