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Qatar - Introduction 1992
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Background: 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.


Qatar - Geography 1992
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Location

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Area
Total: 11,000 km²
Land: 11,000 km²
Comparative: slightly smaller than Connecticut

Land boundaries: 60 km total; Saudi Arabia 40 km, UAE 20 km

Coastline: 563 km

Maritime claims
Continental shelf: not specific
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm
Disputes:
location and status of Qatar's southern boundaries with Saudi
Arabia and UAE are unresolved; 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 gravel

Elevation

Natural resources: crude oil, natural gas, fish
Land use

Land use: arable land: NEGL%; permanent crops: 0%; meadows and pastures 5%; forest and woodland 0%; other 95%

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Geography


Qatar - People 1992
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Population: 484,387 (July 1992), growth rate 3.2% (1992)

Nationality: noun - Qatari(s; adjective - Qatari

Ethnic groups: Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%

Languages: Arabic (official; English is commonly used as second language

Religions: Muslim 95%

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 21 births/1000 population (1992)

Death rate: 4 deaths/1000 population (1992)

Net migration rate: 15 migrants/1000 population (1992)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: haze, duststorms, sandstorms common; limited freshwater resources mean increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities
Current issues note: strategic location in central Persian Gulf near major crude oil sources

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 24 deaths/1000 live births (1992)

Life expectancy at birth: 69 years male, 74 years female (1992)

Total fertility rate: 4.0 children born/woman (1992)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: 76% (male 77%, female 72%) age 15 and over can read and write (1986)

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Qatar - Government 1992
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Country name
Conventional long form: State of Qatar

Government type: traditional monarchy

Capital: Doha

Administrative divisions:
there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 9 municipalities (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah); Ad Dawhah, Al Ghuwayriyah, Al Jumayliyah,
Al Khawr, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, Ash Shamal, Jarayan al Batnah, Umm Salal


Dependent areas

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

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage: none
Advisory Council: constitution calls for elections for part of this consultative body, but no elections have been held; seats - (30 total)

Executive branch: amir, Council of Ministers (cabinet)

Legislative branch: unicameral Advisory Council (Majlis al-Shura)

Judicial branch: Court of Appeal

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation:
ABEDA, AFESD, AL, AMF, ESCWA, FAO, G-77, GCC, IAEA, IBRD,
ICAO, IDB, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, INMARSAT, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU,
LORCS, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, OPEC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO

Diplomatic representation:
Ambassador Hamad `Abd al-`Aziz AL-KAWARI,
Chancery at Suite 1180, 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20,037; telephone (202) 338-0111

US:
Ambassador Kenton W. KEITH; Embassy at 149 Ali Bin Ahmed St., Farig
Bin Omran (opposite the television station), Doha (mailing address is P. O.
Box 2,399, Doha); telephone (0974) 864,701 through 864,703; FAX (0974) 861,669


Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Qatar: maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Qatar - Economy 1992
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Economy overview: Oil is the backbone of the economy and accounts for more than 85% of export earnings and roughly 75% 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 of about 15,000, comparable to the leading industrial countries. Production and export of natural gas is becoming increasingly important.
GDP: exchange rate conversion - $7.4 billion, per capita $15,000; real growth rate NA (1990)

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: farming and grazing on small scale, less than 2% of GDP; commercial fishing increasing in importance; most food imported

Industries: crude oil production and refining, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel, cement

Industrial production growth rate: growth rate 0.6% (1987; accounts for 64% of GDP, including oil

Labor force: 104,000; 85% non-Qatari in private sector (1983)
Organized labor: trade unions are illegal
Labor force

Unemployment rate: NA%

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $2.1 billion; expenditures $3.2 billion, including capital expenditures of $490 million (FY91 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $3.2 billion (f.o.b., 1990 est.)
Commodoties: petroleum products 85%, steel, fertilizers
Partners: Japan 61%, Brazil 9%, UAE 3%, Singapore 3%

Imports: $1.5 billion (f.o.b., 1990 est.)
Commodoties: foodstuffs, beverages, animal and vegetable oils, chemicals, machinery and equipment
Partners: UK 13%, Japan 11%, US 8%, Italy 8%

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Qatari riyals (QR) per US$1 - 3.6400 riyals (fixed rate)


Qatar - Energy 1992
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 1,520,000 kW capacity; 4,200 million kWh produced, 8,080 kWh per capita (1991)

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Qatar - Communication 1992
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Qatar - Military 1992
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Military expenditures
Percent of gdp: exchange rate conversion - $NA, NA%, of GDP

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Qatar - Transportation 1992
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports:
4 total, 4 usable; 1 with permanent-surface runways; 1 with runways over 3,659 m; none
with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 2
with runways 1,220-2,439 m


Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines: crude oil 235 km, natural gas 400 km

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine:
23 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 473,042
GRT/716,039 DWT; includes 14 cargo, 5 container, 3 petroleum tanker, 1 refrigerated cargo

Civil air: 3 major transport aircraft

Ports and terminals


Qatar - Transnational issues 1992
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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