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29 April 2018 02:17 pm

10 cool & must-know facts about Qatar's multicultural population

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Qatar is without question one of the most culturally-diverse nations in the world. It may not be the biggest in terms of area size and population, but every day, its expatriate population is rising as job seekers from all across the globe are considering Qatar an ideal place to establish a name for themselves in the corporate world.

Not only that, Visit Qatar is also stepping up the game in making Qatar more known globally in terms of its tourism. Aiming to become the most open country in the Gulf region, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani has introduced September of last year free transit visa for 96 hours to all nationalities and on-arrival visa for citizens of 80 countries.

These developments are a living testament to Qatar's commitment of being a well-maintained sanctuary for its massive expatriate population.

And speaking of population, below are 10 of the coolest and most astonishing statistics that you might wanna know about your fellow expatriates as we all came from different cultures and backgrounds. And if you're interested, some trivia about Qataris' place too in Qatar's ever-growing population count.

Make sure to scroll all the way down for an unbelievable fact!

1. Qataris are considered a 'minority' in their own country with only 12.10% of them accounting to Qatar's 2,694,849 population (as of early 2018). The remaining 88% is made up of a workforce of more than a hundred different nationalities.

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2. 92% of Qatar's estimated 2.7M inhabitants live in Doha -- the capital.

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3. Indians (650,000), Nepalis (350,000), and Bangladeshis (280,000) are the top three most dominating nationalities in the country and they amount to almost 50% of Qatar's population.

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4. As of early 2018, Qatar is the 143rd most populous nation in the world and expected to climb another rank by year 2020. It was at rank 204th in 1950 and eyed to reach its peak rank of 135th by 2095.

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5. The Bangladeshi community has the highest recorded upsurge of people in Qatar which went from 137,000 in 2013 to 280,000 as of early 2016 -– a whopping 104% increase.

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6. Due to a huge influx of male laborers, women account for just 25% of the entire population.

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7. There is one birth for every 20 minutes and one death every 131 minutes in Qatar.

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8. The top three Arab countries with the most people residing in Qatar are Egypt (200,000), Syria (54,000), and Jordan (40,000).

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9. China, the most populous nation in the world, only has approximately 10,000 delegates living in Qatar. They are ranked 21st and make up 0.41% of the entire population.

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10. According to priyadsouza.com, there is one resident from Liechtenstein who's currently a resident of Qatar. Liechtenstein is a German-speaking landlocked microstate in Central Europe -- sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland.

Whoever you are, Mr. Q wants to meet you!

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Do you have any clue who this Liechtensteiner in Qatar is? Or maybe it was also your first time hearing about him/her? If you have any information about this person, let us know by dropping a line in the comment section below! Also, don't forget to like and share this article, it keeps us going!