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State of Qatar
دولة قطر
Dawlat Qaṭar
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: As Salam al Amiri
Official language(s) Arabic
Demonym Qatari
Government Absolute Monarchy
 -  Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani
Independence from Great Britain 
 -  Water (%) 0.001
 -  2008 estimate 1,450,000 
 -  2004 census 744,029 (159)
 -  Density 74/km2 (121)
191.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total 95,130,000,000 
 -  Per capita 86,669 
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total 116,851,000,000 
 -  Per capita 106,459 
Currency Riyal (QAR)
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .qa
Calling code 974

Qatar (Arabic: قطر, ‎Qaṭar) or the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر, Dawlat Qatar) is an emirate in the Middle East. Situated on a small peninsula off the larger Arabian Peninsula, it borders Saudi Arabia to the south and is otherwise surrounded by the Persian Gulf.


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