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    Qatar Geography - 2003

      Location: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

      Geographic coordinates: 25 30 N, 51 15 E

      Map references: Middle East

      Area: total: 11,437 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 11,437 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Connecticut

      Land boundaries: total: 60 km
      border countries: Saudi Arabia 60 km

      Coastline: 563 km

      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      exclusive economic zone: as determined by bilateral agreements or the median line
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers

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

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
      highest point: Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, fish

      Land use: arable land: 1.27%
      permanent crops: 0.27%
      other: 98.46% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: 130 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: haze, dust storms, sandstorms common

      Environment - current issues: limited natural fresh water resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities

      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

      Geography - note: strategic location in central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits

      NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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