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Qatar Flag The State of Qatar is a country in the Middle East. It is located on the Qatar Peninsula which extends northwards from the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. It shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia, but a causeway is planned that will eventually also link Qatar to the nearby island country of Bahrain.

As of 2009, the population of Qatar was estimated as being 1,409,000 The country's capital and largest city is Doha which, as of 2008, had a population of 998,651.

Qatar Country Details


Country Name Qatar
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag Qatar Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Doha


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Books about Qatar


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Qatar Residents Guide
By Explorer Publishing and Distribution

Explorer Publishing
Paperback (344 pages)

Qatar Residents Guide
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The Qatar Residents' Guide is the ultimate guide to life in Doha and beyond. Comprehensive, fun and easy to use, and updated by a resident team of writers, photographers and lovers of life, the resulting work holds the most in-depth, practical and accurate coverage of Doha, and further afield in Qatar. From baffling bureaucracy and practical issues such as housing and healthcare, to exploring, activities and socialising, it's all covered here in meticulous detail. The content includes: Qatar: A country profile; Qatar: Becoming a resident; Housing: Moving in, setting up and home improvements; Getting around: Driving, taxis and public transport; Work, finance and the law; Family and education; Health, fitness and well-being; Discover Doha: Attractions and activities; Out of the city: Beyond the capital and elsewhere in the GCC; Shopping; Going out: Entertainment, restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs.
Qatar and Doha City Travel Reference map (International Travel Maps)
By ITMB Publishing

ITMB Publishing
Map (1 pages)

Qatar and Doha City Travel Reference map (International Travel Maps)
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This folded map is printed on paper, single-sided, with Qatar on the left half, and Doha, the capital, filling the remaining half. Bahrain is shown on the country map, but the focus of the map is to show the developing infrastructure of Qatar and street detail for Doha, including its beachside resorts.
Qatar (Enchantment of the World)
By Rebecca Augustin

Children's Press (CT)
Library Binding (144 pages)

Qatar (Enchantment of the World)
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Describes the geography, history, culture, economy, and people of the small Middle Eastern country of Qatar.
Arab Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates (Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit)
By Gordon Robison

Lonely Planet
Paperback (528 pages)

Arab Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates (Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit)
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54 Maps
Qatar Mini Visitors Guide
By Explorer Publishing and Distribution

Explorer Publishing
Paperback (256 pages)

Qatar Mini Visitors Guide
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This miniature marvel may be small enough to fit in your pocket, but it's bursting with information to help make the most of your trip. With restaurant reviews, a bulging shopping chapter, exploring areas, excellent maps and details of sports clubs and spas, this little book should be top of your what-to-pack list. Key points: Essentials - all the basics, from arriving at the airport to finding an ATM Exploring - an area breakdown of the best things to see and do Sports & Spas - getting active and getting pampered Shopping - from traditional souks to gleaming malls Going Out - the best restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs Profile - the history and culture of Qatar
Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky
By Diana Untermeyer

Bright Sky Press
Hardcover (248 pages)

Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky
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Qatar occupies a thumb of land that extends off the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. This nation, though small in size, represents more than a strategic geographical location-it is uniquely beautiful and culturally rich. Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky is an overview of the country and its journey into modernity while it preserves the duality of its culture as a desert by the sea. Stunning photography pairs with informative and personal text by the wife of the most recent United States ambassador to Qatar to give Westerners traveling to Qatar on business or for World Cup preparations an inside understanding of this moderate Muslim country and the way it attempts to become modern and engaged with the world without losing its heritage. It includes an introduction by Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, current chair of the Qatari Foundation Reach Out to Asia and daughter of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the current Emir of Qatar.
Qatar: The Business Traveller's Handbook
By David Chaddock

Brand: Interlink Publishing Group
Paperback (199 pages)

Qatar: The Business Traveller s Handbook
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Essential tips on where to stay - local customs and etiquette - where to dine local guests - insights into major economic sectors - general travel advice - appendix of useful contacts
Qatar: A Modern History
By Allen J. Fromherz

Georgetown University Press
Hardcover (224 pages)

Qatar: A Modern History
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  • Qatar's role in the Middle East
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What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political, and economic consequences of Qatar's extremely rapid development?

In this groundbreaking history of modern Qatar, Allen J. Fromherz presents a full portrait that analyzes Qatar's crucial role in the Middle East and its growing regional influence within a broader historical context. Drawing on original sources in Arabic, English, and French as well as his own fieldwork in the Middle East, the author deftly traces the influence of the Ottoman and British empires and Qatar's Gulf neighbors on the country prior to Qatar's meteoric rise in the post-independence era.

Fromherz gives particular weight to the nation's economic and social history, from its modest origins in the pearling and fishing industries to the considerable economic clout it exerts today, a clout that comes with having the second-highest natural gas reserves in the region. He also looks at what the future holds for Qatar's economy as the country tries to diversify beyond oil and gas. Furthermore, the book examines the paradox of Qatar where monarchy, traditional tribal culture, and conservative Islamic values appear to coexist with ultra modern development and a large population of foreign workers who outnumber Qatari citizens.

This book is as unique as the country it documents―a multi-faceted picture of the political, cultural, religious, social, and economic make up of modern Qatar and its significance within the Gulf Cooperation Council and the wider region.

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