Guide to QATAR
QATAR which official name is State of Qatar or Qatar, is a country from Asia located at the Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. QATAR with 60 km sq km, limits with: Saudi Arabia 60 km; and is divided in 10 municipalities . QATAR's capital is Doha which is the most populated city with about 344,939 inhabitants.
History of QATAR
QATAR's government is emirate; a Absolute monarchy with a Monarch personally exercises power alongside weak parliament government type, with Emir Hamad ibn Khalifa Al Thani as head of state and Prime Minister Hamad ibn Jaber Al Thani as head of government.
Other symbols of QATAR are Qatari anthem "As Salam al Amiri Qatari flag.Qatari flag is composed by maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side .
QATAR's history is quite long: Ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa al-Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Oil and natural gas revenues enable Qatar to have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
QATAR has an area of 11,437Km ,with a coastline of 563, this great area is composed by 11,437 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Qatari geography is known by it's mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel . This makes Qatari's land specially proclive to haze, dust storms, sandstorms common.
Guide to travel to QATAR
If you are thinking on traveling to QATAR, you will have to take in consideration some points like QATAR's currency, QATAR's weather, QATAR's national holiday and QATAR's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. QATAR`s currency is called riyal ( QR), which is divided in 100 dirhams. For your consideration, riyal's exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.3.6395003059.
QATAR's weather is characterized to be arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to QATAR.
You can also consider to visit QATAR on it's national holiday to get in QATAR's culture. If you do so, QATAR's national holiday is called Independence Day, 3 September.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of QATAR: Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m. And try also to get to QATAR's lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit QATAR's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to QATAR, with more than 5 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to QATAR without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. QATAR has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
QATAR is known by Qataris as Dawlat Qatar or Qatar in the shortened way. Qatari, about 907,229 people, are composed by different ethnics: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%. And they also have different languages: Arabic.
Another relevant point nowadays it's QATAR's religion. Qataris are divided in Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census).
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