Qatar BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +3 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|25°19'7"N / 51°11'48"E|
|QA / QAT|
English commonly used as a second language
TYPE D OLD BRITISH PLUG|
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Qatar banks list|
Qatar is located on the Qatar Peninsula on the west coast of the Gulf, bordering the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. There are many plains and deserts in the whole area, and the western part is slightly higher. It has a tropical desert climate, hot and dry, and wet along the coast. The four seasons are not obvious. Although the land area is only 11,521 square kilometers, it has about 550 kilometers of coastline. The strategic location is quite important, and the resources are mainly oil and natural gas. Arabic is the official language, and English is commonly used. Most residents believe in Islam. |
Qatar, the full name of the State of Qatar, is located on the Qatar Peninsula on the southwest coast of the Persian Gulf. It is 160 kilometers long from north to south and 55-58 kilometers wide from east to west. It is adjacent to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and faces Kuwait and Iraq across the Persian Gulf to the north. There are many plains and deserts in the whole territory, and the western part is slightly higher. It belongs to a tropical desert climate, hot and dry, and humid along the coast. The four seasons are not very obvious. Although the land area is only about 11,400 square kilometers, it has a coastline of about 550 kilometers, and its strategic location is very important.
Qatar was part of the Arab Empire in the seventh century. Portugal invaded in 1517. It was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1555 and was ruled by Turkey for more than 200 years. In 1846, Sani bin Mohammed established the Emirate of Qatar. The British invaded in 1882 and forced the Qatari chief to accept a servitude treaty in 1916, and Qatar became a British protectorate. On September 1, 1971, Qatar declared independence.
National flag: a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of about 5:2. The flag face is white on the side of the flagpole, dark brown on the right, and the junction of the two colors is jagged.
Qatar has a population of 522,000 (official statistics in 1997), of which 40% are Qataris, and the rest are foreigners, mainly from India, Pakistan and Southeast Asian countries. Arabic is the official language, and English is commonly used. Most of the residents believe in Islam, most of them belong to the Sunni Wahhabi sect.
Qatar's economy is dominated by oil, with 95% of the oil produced for export, making Qatar one of the world's major oil exporters. Crude oil production value accounts for 27% of GDP. The government attaches great importance to the development of a diversified economy to reduce the national economy’s dependence on oil.