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Facts & Figures of Qatar

Political leadership

Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (since 25 June 2013)

Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (since 26 June 2013)


Total 11,586 sq km; Land 11,586 sq km; Water (0) sq Km; (country comparison to the world: 165)


total: 87 km

Border countries

Saudi Arabia 87 km


563 km


2.72 million (September 2018 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 12.70% 15-64 years: 86.26% 65+ 1.06% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

0.92% (2017 est.)


99.1% of total population (2018)

Major cities

DOHA (capital) 633,000 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnic groups

non-Qatari 88.4%, Qatari 11.6% (2015 est.)


Muslim 67.7%, Christian 13.8%, Hindu 13.8%, other 4.7% (2010 est.)


Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language


(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 97.3% male: 97.4% female: 96.8% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$173.39 billion (2017); $170.66 billion (2016)

GDP growth

1.60% (2017); 2.22% (2016)

GDP per capita

$65,696.4 (2017 est.); $66,410.8 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate

0.12% (2017 est.); 0.14% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line


Public debt

53.8% of GDP (2017 est.); 46.7% of GDP (2016 est.)

Inflation rate

0.4% (2017 est.)

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