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Basic Facts About Qatar


Capital City Doha
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

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