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    Qatar Geography - 1989

      Total area: 11,000 km2
      land area: 11,000 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Connecticut

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

      Coastline: 563 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Continental shelf: not specific
      @m5Exclusive fishing zone: as delimited with neighboring states, or to limit of shelf, or to median line
      @m5Extended economic zone: to median line
      @m5Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Disputes: boundary with UAE is in dispute; territorial dispute with Bahrain over the Hawar Islands

      Climate: desert; hot, dry; humid and sultry in summer

      Terrain: mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel

      Natural resources: crude oil, natural gas, fish

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

      Environment: haze, duststorms, sandstorms common; limited freshwater resources mean increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities

      Note: strategic location in central Persian Gulf near major crude oil sources

      NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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