OFFICIAL NAME: Dawlat Qatar
CAPITAL CITY: Doha
POPULATION: 2,100,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 11,437 km²
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): Arabic
RELIGION: Muslims (especially Sunni Muslims) 95%, other 5%
COIN: qatari riyal
CURRENCY CODE: QAR
ENGLISH NAME: Qatar
POPULATION COMPOSITION: Arabs 40%, Pakistanis 18%, Indians 18%, Iranians 10%, others 14%
GDP PER residents: $ 102,100 (2013)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 76 years, women 80 years (2014)
INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, HDI: 0.851
INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, POSITION: 31
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .qa
Qatar is an independent emirate of the Persian Gulf. Like several other Gulf states, the country has undergone rapid development from a poor Bedouin and fishing community to a modern state with a well-developed infrastructure and a well-educated population, due to a large oil production.
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Until 1995, Qatar was one of the more conservative and strictly Islamic countries in the region; after a palace revolution, a more modern-minded emir has accelerated modernization, and the country has strengthened its economic and political importance in the Gulf.
Qatar – Constitution
Qatar is a hereditary monarchy within the al-Thani family, comprising approximately 40% of the indigenous population and sits in senior positions. According to the 1970 constitution, the executive power rests with a council of ministers appointed by the head of state, the emir. There is no Legislative Assembly, but there is an Advisory Assembly of 30 Members (1998), which is appointed by the Emir and helps him draft laws. Check youremailverifier for Qatar social condition facts.