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Tire Out Your Body, But Not Your Mind.

 

General


Population: 2,123,160 (2014), 2,042,444 (2013)
Land Area: 11,437 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, fish
Capital: Doha
Political System: Emirate
State Leader: Amir Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani (June 25th 2013)
Head of Government: Abdallah bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al Thani (June 26th 2013)
Languages: Arabic, English
Currency: Qatari Rial (QAR)
Major Religions: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, Other 14%
Major Ethnicities: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, Other 14%
Life Expectancy: 78.38 years (2014), 78.24 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 213.1 billion (2013), 183.4 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 198.7 billion (2013), 191 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 102,100 (2013), 103,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.5% (2013), 6.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 0.1%, Industry 72.2%, Services 27.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair
Agriculture Products: Fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish
Human Development Index: 0.851 (31st)(2014), 0.834 (36th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 1 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: 0.3% (2013), 0.5% (2012)

MilitaryQatar Map


Army Size: 12 400 (2004)
Budget: 10% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Qatar is located in the Middle East. Qatar is bordered by Saudi Arabia. Qatar has one of the highest GDP's per capita in the world. Qatar's wealth comes from large deposits of natural gas and oil. Qatar is currently making massive investments in order to expand into new sectors which will assure life beyond oil and gas.

(2014) Qatar's economy continues to grow rapidly, however it remains to be seen if the recent slump in the price of oil will have a major impact on Qatar as its economy and government is reliant on this sector.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Qatar
Wikipedia: Qatar
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/QAT.html

Updated on: December 13th, 2014