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About
Official Name:
Qatar (دولة قطر)  Dawlat Qatar, Dawla means country
Capital City:
Doha (Ad Dawhah) (Doha's Population is around 1,800,000)
Area:
11,437 Square km and is 1/3rd the size of Belgium
Other Main Cities:
Al Wakra, Al Rayyan, Al Khor, Dukhan, Masaieed, Ras Laffan, Al Shamal, Umm Salal Mohammed
Independence Day:
September 3rd, 1971
National Day:
December 18th
Coins in Circulation:
QAR0.50 (Fifty Dirhams) and QAR0.25 (25 Dirhams). There are smaller coins but, they are rarely used.
Exchange Rate:
Fixed at $1 = QAR3.65
Language:
Arabic (however English is widely spoken)
Rainfall:
Slight, averaging at 60mm a year. (Oct and March are the rainy months)
Temperature:
Summer 27 - 45 Celsius; Winter 9 - 25 Celsius
Climate:
Qatar has a typical desert climate. (Hot humid summers and cooler winters)
Local Time:
UTC (GMT) +3 (Qatar does not have "daylight saving" summer and winter times)
Electricity & Water:
240 volts with a frequency of 50 hertz. All tap water is safe to drink
Religion:
Islam (however all religions are practiced)
Location:
A small peninsula above Saudi Arabia, to the east of Bahrain and West of Dubai
Population:
July 2017 est. -2,471,919
GDP:
2016 estimate Total: $152.5 billion
Per capita: $59,330.86
Currency:
Riyal (QAR)
Dialling Code:
+974