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State o Qatar
دولة قطر
Doulah Qatar
Banner o Qatar
Emblem o Qatar
Banner Emblem
Naitional motto:
Locaition o Qatar
Location o Qatar
Offeecial leid Arabic
Caipital Doha
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -


Emir Hamad bin Khalifa

Hamad bin Jassim

Area 11,437 km²
Population 1,696,563
Foondin Frae the Unitit Kinrick
September 3, 1971
Siller Riyal (QAR)
Time zone CET+3
Naitional anthem As Salam al Amiri
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .qa
Cawin code 974

Qatar (Arabic: قطر[ˈqɑtˁɑr]; Inglis pronunciation: /kəˈtɑr/ kə-tar;[1][2] local pronunciation: [ɡitˁar][3]), kent offeecially as the State o Qatar or locally Dawlat Qaṭar, is an Arab kintra, kent officially as an emirate, in the Middle East, occupyin the sma Qatar Peninsulae on the northeasterly coast o the muckle lairger Arabian Peninsulae. It is bordered bi Saudi Arabie tae the sooth; itherwise, the Persian Gulf surroonds the state. A strait o the Persian Gulf separates Qatar frae the nearby island naition o Bahrain. Qatar is an oil- an gas-rich nation, wi the third lairgest gas reserves,[4] and the first[5] or seicont[6] hichtest GDP per capita in the warld. An absolute monarchy, Qatar haes been ruled bi the al-Thani family since the mid-19t century an haes since transformed itself frae a Breetish protectorate notit mainly for pearlin intae an independent state wi significant oil an natural gas revenues.

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  1. "CMU Pronouncing Dictionary". Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  2. Koerner, Brendan I (Dec. 3, 2002). "How Do You Pronounce "Qatar"?". Slate.  "The most accurate English estimate is something halfway between 'cutter' and 'gutter.' It's not 'KUH-tar,' the pronunciation that has become the standard among overseas TV and radio newscasters."
  3. Johnstone, T.M. "Ķaṭar." Encyclopaedia of Islam. Edited by: P. Bearman , Th. Bianquis , C.E. Bosworth , E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs. Brill, 2008. Brill Online. 04 April 2009
  5. World Economic Outlook Database-April 2010, International Monetary Fund. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  6. "Middle East :: Qatar". CIA World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2009-08-12.