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State of Qatar
دولة قطر (Arabic)
Dawlat Qatar
Anthem: السلام الأميري
As-Salam al-Amiri  (transliteration)
Amiri Salute

Location and extent of Qatar (dark green) on the Arabian Peninsula.
Location and extent of Qatar (dark green) on the Arabian Peninsula.
Capital
and largest city
Doha
25°18′N51°31′E / 25.300°N 51.517°E / 25.300; 51.517
Official languagesArabic
ReligionIslam
DemonymQatari
GovernmentUnitaryconstitutionalmonarchy
• Emir
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
• Deputy Emir
Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
LegislatureConsultative Assembly
Establishment
18 December 1878
• Declared independence

1 September 1971
• Independence from the United Kingdom

3 September 1971
Area
• Total
11,581 km2 (4,471 sq mi) (164th)
• Water (%)
0.8
Population
• 2016 estimate
2,675,522[a][1] (142nd)
• 2010 census
1,699,435[2] (148th)
• Density
176/km2 (455.8/sq mi) (76th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$404,109 billion[3] (47th)
• Per capita
$145,894[3] (1st)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
• Total
$185.395 billion[3]
• Per capita
$68,940[4] (4th)
Gini (2007)41.1[5]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.850[6]
very high · 32nd
CurrencyRiyal (QAR)
Time zoneAST(UTC+3)
Drives on theright[7]
Calling code+974
ISO 3166 codeQA
Internet TLD
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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