About Qatar

Official Name:
Qatar (دولة قطر)  Dawlat Qatar, Dawla means country
Area:
11,437 Square km and is 1/3rd the size of Belgium
Independence Day:
September 3rd, 1971
Coins in Circulation:
QAR0.50 (Fifty Dirhams) and QAR0.25 (25 Dirhams). There are smaller coins but, they are rarely used.
Language:
Arabic (however English is widely spoken)
Temperature::
Summer 27 - 45 Celsius; Winter 9 - 25 Celsius
Local Time:
UTC (GMT) +3 (Qatar does not have 'daylight saving' summer and winter times
Religion:
Islam (however all religions are practiced)
Population:
May 2012 est.: 1,795,828 2008 census: 1,407,000 Density: 140/km² (192/sq mi)
Currency:
Riyal (QAR)

 

Capital City:
Doha (Ad Dawhah) (Doha's Population is around 1,800,000)
Other Main Cities:
Al Wakra, Al Rayyan, Al Khor, Dukhan, Masaieed, Ras Laffan, Al Shamal, Umm Salal Mohammed
National Day:
December 18th
Exchange Rate:
Fixed at $1 = QAR3.65
Rainfall:
Slight, averaging at 60mm a year. (Oct and March are the rainy months)
Climate:
Qatar has a typical desert climate. (Hot humid summers and cooler winters)
Electricity & Water:
240 volts with a frequency of 50 hertz. All tap water is safe to drink
Location:
A small peninsula above Saudi Arabia, to the east of Bahrain and West of Dubai
GDP:
2006 estimate Total: $30.76 billion Per capital: $31,397
Dialling Code:
+974