Qatar: Overview                                              

Capital      

Doha

Government 

Emirate (a political territory that is ruled by a dynastic Muslim monarch-styled emir)

Population

2.169 million

 

 

Ethnic Groups   

 

Arab  

40%

Pakistani

18%

Indian   

18%

Iranian  

10%

Other

14%

 


Religion                                 

Muslim                       77.5%

Christian                     8.5%

Other                          14%

(2004 census) 

 

Languages                            

Arabic (official)

English commonly used as a second language

 

Currency                     Qatari rial 

 

Independence            September 3, 1971 (from the UK)