Basic Facts About Qatar
|Population||2,035,106 at 30 September 2013.|
|Climate||Qatar has a moderate desert climate with long summers and short mild winters with little rain.|
|Language||Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken.|
|Religion||Islam is the official religion of the country.|
|Qatar National Day||18th December.|
Qatari Riyal (QR) which is divided into 100 dirhams.
It is pegged to the US$ at the rate of US$ = 3.65 QR.
|Standard Work Hours||
Public sector: from 7am to 2pm. Friday and Saturday are weekend holidays.
Private sector: from 8am to 12 noon and from 4pm to 8pm.
|International dialling code||+974|
|Local time||GMT +3 hours|
Source: Qatar Statistics Authority
Qatar in Figures is a publication by Qatar Statistical Authority. It contains summary tables and graphs on a range of demographic and economic statistics and indicators. Click here to download a copy of the December 2012 edition: Qatar In Figures 2012