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Qatar travel guide

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Qatar is located in Western Asia part of Asia. It's total area is 11K km² and 0% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 2.7M. 99.3% lives in cities whereas 0.7% lives in rural areas.
Qatar (UK: , US: ; Arabic: قطر, romanized: Qaṭar [ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ˈɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar, is a country in Western Asia. It occupies the Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East; it shares its sole land border with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain. The capital is Doha, home to over 80% of the country's inhabitants, and the land area is mostly made up of flat, low-lying desert.

Qatar has been ruled as a hereditary monarchy by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognised its separate status. Following Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in 1916, and gained independence in 1971. The current emir is Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who holds nearly all executive and legislative authority under the Constitution of Qatar, as well as controlling the judiciary. He appoints the prime minister and cabinet. The partially-elected Consultative Assembly can block legislation and has a limited ability to dismiss ministers.

In early 2017, the total population of Qatar was 2.6 million, with 313,000 of them Qatari citizens and 2.3 million expatriates. Its official religion is Islam. In terms of income, the country has the fourth-highest GDP (PPP) per capita in the world, and the eleventh-highest GNI per capita (Atlas method). Qatar ranks 42nd in the Human Development Index, the third-highest HDI in the Arab world. It is a high-income economy, backed by the world's third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. Qatar is one of the world's largest exporters of liquefied natural gas, and the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide per capita.In the 21st century, Qatar emerged as a middle power in the Arab world through its resource-wealth, as well as its globally expanding media group, Al Jazeera Media Network, and reportedly supporting several rebel groups financially during the Arab Spring. Qatar forms part of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Qatar's human rights record has been regarded by academics and non-governmental organisations as being generally poor, with restrictions on civil liberties such as the freedoms of association, expression and the press, as well as its treatment of thousands of migrant workers amounting to forced labour for projects in the country.

💬 Languages

Arabic is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Qatari riyal [1 USD = 3.64 QAR].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Qatar, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2011: %32.30785429]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 1.5K ATM's in Qatar.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 2.1M tourists arrived to Qatar. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Qatar economy with a total of 15.6B $ income (%17).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🚀very fast with 314.78 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 153.64 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (10 / 10)

Broadband (5.41 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 34 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 27 °C and very hot.
Yearly average27 °C 🔥
3 month average34 °C 🔥
Spring average27 °C 🔥
Summer average35 °C 🔥
Fall average29 °C 🔥
Winter average18 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 189B $ and with %-1.3 decrease GNI per capita was 70K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %5.
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