History Of Qatar Barter trading. British establishment. Thani dynasty. Independence.
Government Prime Minister: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin KhalifaAl-Thani First Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister: H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry: H.E. Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah
Ruling Family Sheikh Mohammad Bin Thani (1850 – 1878) • Sheikh Jassim (Qassim) Bin Mohammad Al-Thani (1878 – 1913) • Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim (Qassim) Al-Thani (1913 – 1949) • Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Al-Thani (1949 – 1960) • Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ali Al-Thani (1960 – 1972) • Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani (1972 – 1995) • Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani (1995 – present) The Emir’s son, H.H. Sheikh
The Emir A very popular Emir. Sandhurst Military Academy. The highest income per capita.
Human Rights & Politics
Quick Facts and Figures Located in the Middle East Official religion is Islam Official Name; State of Qatar (in Arabic: Dawlat Qatar) Independence Day; 3 September 1971 Time GMT +3 Total Area: 11,437 sq km Natural resource petroleum, natural gas, fish Population 928,635 (July 2008 est.) Capital City Doha Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN) Currencyis Qatar Riyal (QAR) Football is a very important sport in Qatar.
Social Facts Law Culture Education Sports Health Media
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO)
Education in Qatar
Sports Qatar is now a candidate for the run in holding the Olympics. This would be a very big and important step for the tourism industry in Qatar. Qatar wins the heart of Athletes.
Health in Qatar Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)
The Press Al-Watan (The Homeland) - daily Al-Rayah (The Banner) - daily Al-Sharq (The East) - daily Gulf Times - English-language The Peninsula - English-language Qatar Tribune - English-language
Television Al-Jazeera - influential pan-Arab satellite broadcaster, financed by the Qatar government Qatar TV - state-run; operates main Arabic service, Koran channel, English channel, satellite channel RADIOQatar Broadcasting Service (QBS) - state-run, programmes in Arabic, English, French, Urdu News agencyQatar News Agency - state-run
TRAVEL & TOURISM Qatar airways Hotels Food
Food in Qatar Traditional Food in Qatar Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Tuna, Kingfish And Red Snapper Speciality of food in Qatar Qatari eat only halal meat. do not eat pork or drink alcohol.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY Overview of economy Imports & exports Investments
IMPORTS & EXPORTS Imports:$20.87 billion (2009 est.) $25.11 billion (2008 est.) Imports - commodities:machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals Imports - partners:US 12.1%, Germany 9%, Italy 8.9%, Japan 8%, South Korea 7.5%, France 6.2%, UAE 5.5%, UK 4.9%, Saudi Arabia 4.6%, Turkey 4.2%, China 4.2% (2008) Exports:$37.43 billion (2009 est.) $55.73 billion (2008 est.) Exports - commodities:liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel Exports - partners:Japan 38.5%, South Korea 20.9%, Singapore 11.1%, India 4.5%, Thailand 4.4% (2008)
GDP (purchasing power parity):$101.2 billion (2009 est.) GDP - per capita:$121,400 million (2009 est.) Labor force:1.202 million (2009 est.) Unemployment rate:0.5% (2009 est.) Inflation rate (consumer prices):-3.9% (2009 est.)
Agriculture - products:fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish. Industries:crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair. Industrial production growth rate:12.3% (2009 est.)
Natural gas in Qatar Energy consumption (79%) Exports Exploration and production (target production for 2012 is about 8.7 tcf)
Proposed Qatar-Pakistan Gas Pipeline
TODAY 2009 January - Qatar cuts trade ties with Israel over Gaza offensive. Was sole Gulf state to have trade ties with Israel. 2009 March - Qatar is among 11 countries officially in contention to host the 2022 World Cup. It has hosted the Asian Games and is due to host the Asian Cup in 2011.
The change Over the past few years Qatar has really changed a lot. As you can see Qatar has really changed a lot during the past few years and Qatar is a very new country. 1975 2010