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State of Qatar
دولة قطر (Arabic)
Dawlat Qaṭar
Anthem: السلام الأميري
As-Salām al-ʾAmīrī  (transliteration)
"Peace to the Amir"

Location and extent of Qatar (dark green) on the Arabian Peninsula.
Location and extent of Qatar (dark green) on the Arabian Peninsula.
Capital
and largest city
Doha
25°18′N 51°31′E / 25.300°N 51.517°E / 25.300; 51.517
Official languagesArabic[1]
Common languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
(2015)[2]
Religion
(2020)[3]
Demonym(s)Qatari
GovernmentUnitary semi-constitutional monarchy under an absolute monarchy
• Emir
Tamim bin Hamad
Khalid bin Khalifa
LegislatureConsultative Assembly
Establishment
18 December 1878
• Declared independence

1 September 1971
• Independence from the United Kingdom

3 September 1971
Area
• Total
11,581 km2 (4,471 sq mi) (158th)
• Water (%)
0.8
Population
• 2020 estimate
2,795,484[4] (139th)
• 2010 census
1,699,435[5]
• Density
176/km2 (455.8/sq mi) (76th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$357.338 billion[6] (51st)
• Per capita
$138,910[6] (4th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$183.807 billion[6] (56th)
• Per capita
$66,202[6] (6th)
Gini (2007)41.1[7]
medium
HDI (2019)Steady 0.848[8]
very high · 45th
CurrencyQatari riyal (QAR)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Driving sideright[9]
Calling code+974
ISO 3166 codeQA
Internet TLD

Qatar

Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain.