Ten fun facts about Qatar


Fact 1
Doha is the capital of Qatar. It was once a fishing village where pearl fishers were looking for fortunes. The national name of Qatar is Dawlat Qatar.

Fact 2
The currency in Qatar is the Riyal.

Fact 3
The official language is Arabic and English is the common second language. The government is a constitutional monarch.


Fact 4
The country is rich in oil and 90% of all its exports to other nations are oil-based. They have the world’s largest Gas Reserves and are the single largest supplier of liquefied natural gas. Other exports include petroleum products, fertilizers and steel.

Fact 5
The temperature in Qatar averages 13 degrees (minimum) in winter, 41 – 50 degrees in summer. It receives only 70mm rain per year. The terrain is mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel.

Fact 6
Qatar gained independence from Britain in 1971 and Independence Day is celebrated on 3rd September each year.

Fact 7
Industries include crude oil production and refining, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars and cement. Agriculture comprises of fruits, vegetables, poultry, dairy products, beef and fish.

Fact 8
Qatar is the home of Al Jazeera, the popular and controversial Arabic satellite television network.

Fact 9
The largest Sports Dome in the World is located in this country.

Fact 10
The highest elevation is Qurayn Abu of Bawl at 103m and the lowest is the Persian Gulf at Om.


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Is located in the Middle Eastern region in the Asian continent.


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Population
1,919,962

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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