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Qatar is a small country in the south west of Asia.

Qatar has a border on the Persian Gulf.

The land is mostly flat deserts.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Qatar, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 25 30N
Longitude - 51 15E

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qatar The Qatari flag is Maroon with a jagged white band on the flag pole side.

The capital of Qatar is Doha.

Qatar is an absolute monarchy with an emir as head of state and head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Qatar is riyal.

Arabic is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Qatar to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Qatar is 11,586 sq kms which is the 43rd largest in Asia.

Qatar has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Qatar has a boundary with 1 country

  • Saudi Arabia 87 kms

Qatar has a coastline of 563 kms which is the 26th longest in Asia.

The highest point in Qatar is Tuwayyir al Hamir at 103 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. qatar
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People

The total population of Qatar is 2.26 million people, making it the 43rd largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 0.51 million are females and 1.75 million are males.

A person from Qatar is called a Qatari.

To be a citizen of Qatar, your father must be a citizen of Qatar. It is not sufficient to be born in Qatar. You have to live in Qatar for 25 years, 15 if you are a citizen of an Arab country, before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Qatar, by population are:-

  • Doha 344,939 people
  • Al Rayyan 272,465
  • Umm Salal Muhammad 29,391
  • Al Wakrah 26,436
  • Al Khor 18,923
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. qatarEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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99.2% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Qatar is 9.7 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Qatar is 1.5 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 6.0 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 6.4 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 28.1 and for males is 34.3. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio 1.3. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 78.1. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Qatar spends 2.2% of its total income on health care.

There are 7.74 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

35.1% of the population are estimated as obese.

100% of Qatarns have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

98.8% of the urban population and 98.8% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Qatar releases 92.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 20th highest in Asia.
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Education

Qatar spends 3.5% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Qatar. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 15 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the first week of September and finishes at the end of June. There is usually a 2 week break at Christmas and 1 week break in April.

96.8% of females and 98.4% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

0.5% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 2.1% are unemployed while with males 0.1% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Qatar is 1.95 million.

We have no figures for the sectors in which they work.

0.7% of the workforce are unemployed.

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Travel



There are 4 paved airports in Qatar, which is the 46th highest number in Asia.
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There are no railways in Qatar.
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There are 9,83 kilometres of roads in Qatar, which means Qatar is in 31st place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.
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There are 4 major national newspapers in Qatar.

There are 3.65 million mobile phone users.

21% of the people have a fixed landline.

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2.13 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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