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  • Emir: Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani (2013)

    Prime Minister: Sheikh Abdullah ibn Nasser ibn Khalifah Al Thani (2013)

    Total area: 4,416 sq mi (11,437 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 2,123,160 (growth rate: 3.58%); birth rate: 9.95/1000; infant mortality rate: 6.42/1000; life expectancy: 78.38; density per sq mi: 455

    Capital (2011 est.): Doha, 567,000

    Monetary unit: Qatari riyal

    National name: Dawlat Qatar

    Current government officials

    Languages: Arabic (official); English a common second language

    Ethnicity/race: Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%

    Religion: Religion Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census)

    Literacy rate: 96.3% (2010)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $198.7 billion; per capita $102,100. Real growth rate: 5.5%. Inflation: 3.1%. Unemployment: 0.3%. Arable land: 1.21%. Agriculture: fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish. Labor force: 1.424 million (2013 est.). Industries: liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair. Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, fish. Exports: $12.7 billion (2013 est.): liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel. Imports: $39.58 billion (2011 est.): machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals. Major trading partners: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Italy, China, France, U.S., Saudi Arabia, UAE, Germany, UK (2013).

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 327,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 2.6 million (2012). Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1998). Radios: 256,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 1 (2014). Televisions: 230,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 897 (2012). Internet users: 563,800 (2009).

    Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 9,830 km (2010). Ports and harbors: Doha, Mesaieed (Umaieed), Ra's Laffan. Airports: 6 (2013).

    International disputes: none.

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