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Qatar Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Qatar Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

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: 11,586 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 11,586 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 165

Area - comparative:
almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut
Area comparison map: almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut

Land boundaries:
total: 87 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (1): Saudi Arabia 87 km

Coastline:
563 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]
contiguous zone: 24 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - contiguous zone country ranks ]
exclusive economic zone: as determined by bilateral agreements or the median line
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers
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Terrain:
mostly flat and barren desert

Elevation:
mean elevation: 28 m
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m highest point: Tuwayyir al Hamir 103 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, fish

Land use:
agricultural land: 5.6% arable land 1.1%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 4.3%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 0%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 94.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
130 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
most of the population is clustered in or around the capital of Doha on the eastern side of the peninsula

Natural hazards:
haze, dust storms, sandstorms common

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

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
the peninsula occupies a strategic location in the central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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