Map of Qatar | Political Map of Qatar
Qatar is a sheikhdom located in Western Asia. It occupies a promontory of the Arabian Peninsula on the western coast of the Persian Gulf. Map of Qatar covers an area of about 11,570 km² (4468 sq mi), compared it is about one quarter the size of Estonia, or slightly smaller than the US state of Connecticut. The population of Qatar is 2.7 million (2019) Only 313,000 of the population (12%) were Qatari citizens, while the remaining 2.3 million (88%) were expatriates. Political Map of Qatar shares borders with Saudi Arabia and maritime borders with Iran, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The Capital city of Qatar is Doha.
Qatar has the third-highest GDP (PPP) per capita in the world and the sixth-highest GNI per capita (Atlas method). Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development, having the third-highest HDI in the Arab world after the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The country is a World Bank high-income economy, backed by the world’s third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves.
History of Qatar
Qatar was ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s. After the mid-1800s, Qatar became 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.
In 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani seized control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, with the support of the armed forces and cabinet, as well as neighboring states and France. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Oil and natural gas revenues enable Qatar to have a per capita income not far below the leading industrial countries of Western Europe.
Quick Facts About Qatar
- Government type: Traditional monarchy
- Capital: Doha
- Currency: 1 Qatari rial (QAR) = 100 dirhams
- Population: 2,832,000 (2019)
- Location: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia
- Geographic coordinates: 25 30 N, 51 15 E
total: 11,437 sq km
land: 11,437 sq km
water: 0 sq km
- Land boundaries:
total: 60 km
border countries: Saudi Arabia 60 km
- Coastline: 563 km
- Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m
- Major Cities
Ad-Dawhah (Doha) (641,380)
Doha Industrial Area (418,739)
- Ethnic groups: Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%
- Religions: Muslim 95%
- Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language
Political Map of Qatar
The Political Map of Qatar shows Qatar and neighboring countries with international borders, administrative boundaries, the national capital Doha, municipality centers, major towns, main roads, and major airports. Qatar shares a border with 2 nations: the United Arab Emirates in the southeast and Saudi Arabia in the southwest.
While the Persian Gulf surrounds Qatar in the north and east; the Dawhat Salway Bay surrounds the country along the western coast. The Gulf of Bahrain separates Qatar from the Kingdom of Bahrain. Doha is the capital of Qatar. Al Bida’ ash Sharqiyah, ar Rumaylah, and As sawq are the neighboring cities of Doha. The city’s airports are the main gateways to the city. They are Doha International, Shaikh Isa, Bahrain International, and Al Udeid Ab.
Administrative Divisions of Qatar
There are 8 Administrative Divisions in Qatar’s Administrative Map. Al-Daayen, Al-Khawr, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shahaniya, Al-Shamal, Al-Wakrah, Doha and Umm Salal Muhammad. These municipalities are further subdivided into 98 zones and smaller subdivisions. With an area of 3,309.0 sq. km, Al-Shahaniya is the largest municipality by area while Al-Daayen is the most populous one.
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