IOC Code: QAT Country: Qatar Continent: Asia President: Sheikh Abdullah
bin Khalifah Al Thani
(Prime minister) Capital: Doha Largest City: Doha Currency: Riyal (QAR) Official languages: Arabic Motto:
(1 January 2005) Population: 813 000 GDP/inhabitant (in US $): 31 397 Density (inhabitants/km2): 75 Average age (in years): Life expectancy (in years): 73.4
COMMUNICATION Internet code: .qa Calling code: +974
Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is an emirate in the Middle East or Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the larger Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south; otherwise the Persian Gulf surrounds the state.