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Country Profile - QATAR

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

Qatar is a peninsular Arab country located in the middle east, whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. 

Qatar

General Information:

Capital: Doha

Language: Arabic (official), English is commonly used as a second language

Religion: Muslim 67.7%, Christian 13.8%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 3.1%, folk religion <.1%, Jewish <.1%, other 0.7%, unaffiliated 0.9% (2010 est.)

Currency: Qatari Riyal

Cryptocurrency: The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) announced in 2020 that it would ban all cryptocurrency-related activities including cryptocurrency exchanges within the sector.

GMT: (+) 3

Qatar, once one of the poorest Gulf states, is one of the richest countries in the region today. Qatar is using income from its large gas reserves to bankroll its regional and global ambitions, including winning a controversial bid to host the 2022 Football World Cup.

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