Published On: Sat, Dec 25th, 2010

Countries and Facts-About Qatar

Official Name Qatar (دولة قطر)  Dawlat Qatar, Dawla means country
Capital City Doha (Ad Dawhah) (Doha’s Population is around 1,400,000)
Area 11,437 Square km and is 1/3rd the size of Belgium
Other Main Cities Al Wakra, Al Rayyan, Al Khor, Dukhan, Masaieed, Ras Laffan, Al Shamal, Umm Salal Mohammed
Independence Day September 3rd, 1971
National Day December 18th
Coins in Circulation QAR0.50 (Fifty Dirhams) and QAR0.25 (25 Dirhams). There are smaller coins but, they are rarely used.
Exchange Rate Fixed at $1 = QAR3.65
Language Arabic (however English is widely spoken)
Rainfall Slight, averaging at 60mm a year. (Oct and March are the rainy months)
Temperature Summer 27 – 45 Celsius; Winter 9 – 25 Celsius.
Climate Qatar has a tpyical desert climate. (Hot humid summers and cooler winters)
Local Time UTC (GMT) +3 (Qatar does not have ‘daylight saving’ summer and winter times
Electricity & Water 240 volts with a frequency of 50 hertz. All tap water is safe to drink
Religion Islam (however all religions are practiced)
Location A small peninsula above Saudi Arabia, to the east of Bahrain and West of Dubai
Population GDP 2006 estimate
July 2008 est. 1,407,000 Total $30.76 billion
2004 census 744,029 Per capita $31,397
Density 140/km²
(192/sq mi)
Currency Riyal (QAR) Dialling code +974

Qatar is divided into ten municipalities (Arabic: baladiyah), also occasionally translated as governorates or provinces:

  1. Doha City
  2. Al Ghuwariyah
  3. Al Jumaliyah
  4. Al Khawr
  5. Al Wakrah
  6. Ar Rayyan
  7. Jariyan al Batnah
  8. Ash Shamal
  9. Umm Salal
  10. Mesaieed

Qatar has the largest Sports Dome in the world! It is also the most technologically advanced. (It can be found at Aspire Academy in Doha)

Qatar Awarded 2022 World Cup

Share This:

Post your Comments

Kerala's Own Handicraft Online Store

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

official website of GKTODAY-General Knowledge Today