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  2  definitions  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  Arab  country  on  the  peninsula  of  Qatar  [syn:  {Qatar},  {Katar}] 
  2:  a  peninsula  extending  into  the  Persian  Gulf  [syn:  {Qatar},  {Katar}] 
  From  The  CIA  World  Factbook  (1995)  [world95]: 
  Location:  Middle  East,  peninsula  bordering  the  Persian  Gulf  and  Saudi 
  Map  references:  Middle  East 
  total  area:  11,000  sq  km 
  land  area:  11,000  sq  km 
  comparative  area:  slightly  smaller  than  Connecticut 
  Land  boundaries:  total  60  km  Saudi  Arabia  60  km 
  Coastline:  563  km 
  Maritime  claims: 
  contiguous  zone:  24  nm 
  exclusive  economic  zone:  200  nm 
  territorial  sea:  12  nm 
  International  disputes:  territorial  dispute  with  Bahrain  over  the 
  Hawar  Islands;  maritime  boundary  with  Bahrain 
  Climate:  desert;  hot,  dry;  humid  and  sultry  in  summer 
  Terrain:  mostly  flat  and  barren  desert  covered  with  loose  sand  and 
  Natural  resources:  petroleum,  natural  gas,  fish 
  Land  use: 
  arable  land:  0% 
  permanent  crops:  0% 
  meadows  and  pastures:  5% 
  forest  and  woodland:  0% 
  other:  95% 
  Irrigated  land:  NA  sq  km 
  current  issues:  limited  natural  fresh  water  resources  are  increasing 
  dependence  on  large-scale  desalination  facilities 
  natural  hazards:  haze,  dust  storms,  sandstorms  common 
  international  agreements:  signed,  but  not  ratified  -  Biodiversity,  Law 
  of  the  Sea 
  Note:  strategic  location  in  central  Persian  Gulf  near  major  petroleum 
  Population:  533,916  (July  1995  est.) 
  Age  structure: 
  0-14  years:  30%  (female  81,443;  male  80,591) 
  15-64  years:  68%  (female  104,921;  male  258,135) 
  65  years  and  over:  2%  (female  2,941;  male  5,885)  (July  1995  est.) 
  Population  growth  rate:  2.74%  (1995  est.) 
  Birth  rate:  22.72  births/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
  Death  rate:  3.59  deaths/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
  Net  migration  rate:  8.25  migrant(s)/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
  Infant  mortality  rate:  20.4  deaths/1,000  live  births  (1995  est.) 
  Life  expectancy  at  birth: 
  total  population:  73.03  years 
  male:  70.45  years 
  female:  75.5  years  (1995  est.) 
  Total  fertility  rate:  4.63  children  born/woman  (1995  est.) 
  noun:  Qatari(s) 
  adjective:  Qatari 
  Ethnic  divisions:  Arab  40%,  Pakistani  18%,  Indian  18%,  Iranian  10%, 
  other  14% 
  Religions:  Muslim  95% 
  Languages:  Arabic  (official),  English  commonly  used  as  a  second 
  Literacy:  age  15  and  over  can  read  and  write  (1986) 
  total  population:  76% 
  male:  77% 
  female:  72% 
  Labor  force:  NA 
  conventional  long  form:  State  of  Qatar 
  conventional  short  form:  Qatar 
  local  long  form:  Dawlat  Qatar 
  local  short  form:  Qatar 
  Digraph:  QA 
  Type:  traditional  monarchy 
  Capital:  Doha 
  Administrative  divisions:  9  municipalities  (baladiyat,  singular  - 
  baladiyah);  Ad  Dawhah  Al  Ghuwayriyah  Al  Jumayliyah  Al  Khawr  Al 
  Wakrah  Ar  Rayyan  Jarayan  al  Batinah  Madinat  ash  Shamal,  Umm  Salal 
  Independence:  3  September  1971  (from  UK) 
  National  holiday:  Independence  Day  3  September  (1971) 
  Constitution:  provisional  constitution  enacted  2  April  1970 
  Legal  system:  discretionary  system  of  law  controlled  by  the  amir, 
  although  civil  codes  are  being  implemented;  Islamic  law  is  significant 
  in  personal  matters 
  Suffrage:  none 
  Executive  branch: 
  chief  of  state  and  head  of  government:  Amir  and  Prime  Minister  KHALIFA 
  bin  Hamad  Al  Thani  (since  22  February  1972);  Crown  Prince  HAMAD  bin 
  Khalifa  Al  Thani  (appointed  31  May  1977;  son  of  Amir  and  Minister  of 
  cabinet:  Council  of  Ministers;  appointed  by  the  amir 
  Legislative  branch:  unicameral 
  Advisory  Council  (Majlis  al-Shura):  constitution  calls  for  elections 
  for  part  of  this  consultative  body,  but  no  elections  have  been  held; 
  seats  -  (30  total) 
  Judicial  branch:  Court  of  Appeal 
  Political  parties  and  leaders:  none 
  Member  of:  ABEDA,  AFESD  AL  AMF,  CCC,  ESCWA  FAO,  G-77,  GATT,  GCC, 
  INTELSAT,  INTERPOL,  IOC,  ISO  (correspondent),  ITU,  NAM,  OAPEC  OIC, 
  Diplomatic  representation  in  US: 
  chief  of  mission:  Ambassador  ABD  AL-RAHMAN  bin  Saud  bin  Fahd  Al  Thani 
  chancery:  Suite  1180,  600  New  Hampshire  Avenue  NW  Washington,  DC 
  telephone:  [1]  (202)  338-0111 
  US  diplomatic  representation: 
  chief  of  mission:  Ambassador  Kenton  W.  KEITH 
  embassy:  149  Ali  Bin  Ahmed  St.,  Farig  Bin  Omran  (opposite  the 
  television  station),  Doha 
  mailing  address:  P.  O.  Box  2399,  Doha 
  telephone:  [974]  864701  through  864703 
  FAX:  [974]  861669 
  Flag:  maroon  with  a  broad  white  serrated  band  (nine  white  points)  on 
  the  hoist  side 
  Overview:  Oil  is  the  backbone  of  the  economy  and  accounts  for  more 
  than  30%  of  GDP,  roughly  75%  of  export  earnings,  and  70%  of  government 
  revenues.  Proved  oil  reserves  of  3.3  billion  barrels  should  ensure 
  continued  output  at  current  levels  for  about  25  years.  Oil  has  given 
  Qatar  a  per  capita  GDP  comparable  to  the  leading  West  European 
  industrial  countries.  Production  and  export  of  natural  gas  are 
  becoming  increasingly  important.  Long-term  goals  feature  the 
  development  of  off-shore  oil  and  the  diversification  of  the  economy. 
  National  product:  GDP  -  purchasing  power  parity  -  $10.7  billion  (1994 
  National  product  real  growth  rate:  -1%  (1994  est.) 
  National  product  per  capita:  $20,820  (1994  est.) 
  Inflation  rate  (consumer  prices):  3%  (1993  est.) 
  Unemployment  rate:  NA% 
  revenues:  $2.5  billion 
  expenditures:  $3  billion,  including  capital  expenditures  of  $440 
  million  (1992  est.) 
  Exports:  $3.13  billion  (f.o.b.,  1993  est.) 
  commodities:  petroleum  products  75%,  steel,  fertilizers 
  partners:  Japan  57%,  South  Korea  9%,  Brazil  4%,  UAE  4%,  Singapore  3% 
  Imports:  $1.75  billion  (f.o.b.,  1993  est.) 
  commodities:  machinery  and  equipment,  consumer  goods,  food,  chemicals 
  partners:  Japan  16%,  UK  11%,  US  11%,  Germany  7%,  France  5%  (1992) 
  External  debt:  $1.5  billion  (1993  est.) 
  Industrial  production:  accounts  for  50%  of  GDP,  including  oil 
  capacity:  1,520,000  kW 
  production:  4.5  billion  kWh 
  consumption  per  capita:  8,415  kWh  (1993) 
  Industries:  crude  oil  production  and  refining,  fertilizers, 
  petrochemicals,  steel  (rolls  reinforcing  bars  for  concrete 
  construction),  cement 
  Agriculture:  farming  and  grazing  on  small  scale,  less  than  2%  of  GDP; 
  agricultural  area  is  small  and  government-owned;  commercial  fishing 
  increasing  in  importance;  most  food  imported 
  Economic  aid: 
  donor:  pledged  in  ODA  to  less  developed  countries  (1979-88),  $2.7 
  Currency:  1  Qatari  riyal  QR  =  100  dirhams 
  Exchange  rates:  Qatari  riyals  QR  per  US$1  -  3.6400  riyals  (fixed 
  Fiscal  year:  1  April  -  31  March 
  Railroads:  0  km 
  total:  1,190  km 
  paved:  1,030  km 
  unpaved:  160  km  (1988  est.) 
  Pipelines:  crude  oil  235  km  natural  gas  400  km 
  Ports:  Doha,  Halul  Island,  Umm  Sa'id 
  Merchant  marine: 
  total:  19  ships  (1,000  GRT  or  over)  totaling  463,227  GRT/763,507  DWT 
  ships  by  type:  combination  ore/oil  1,  container  3,  cargo  11,  oil 
  tanker  3,  refrigerated  cargo  1 
  total:  6 
  with  paved  runways  over  3,047  m:  1 
  with  paved  runways  under  914  m:  2 
  with  unpaved  runways  914  to  1,523  m:  3 
  Telephone  system:  110,000  telephones;  modern  system  centered  in  Doha 
  local:  NA 
  intercity:  NA 
  international:  tropospheric  scatter  to  Bahrain;  microwave  radio  relay 
  to  Saudi  Arabia  and  UAE;  submarine  cable  to  Bahrain  and  UAE;  2 
  INTELSAT  (1  Atlantic  Ocean  and  1  Indian  Ocean)  and  1  ARABSAT  earth 
  broadcast  stations:  AM  2,  FM  3,  shortwave  0 
  radios:  NA 
  broadcast  stations:  3 
  televisions:  NA 
  Qatar:Defense  Forces 
  Branches:  Army,  Navy,  Air  Force,  Public  Security 
  Manpower  availability:  males  age  15-49  219,442;  males  fit  for  military 
  service  115,103;  males  reach  military  age  (18)  annually  3,915  (1995 
  Defense  expenditures:  $NA,  NA%,  of  GDP 

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