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The rising sea level caused by an increase in global temperatures is a concern for the future of Qatar. As a low-lying coastal zone with most of the population living near the coast, rising sea levels have hindered economic development and made it difficult to plan future infrastructure. Despite the challenges it is facing, Qatar has been a leader in the international community for creating climate change mitigation groups and research centers.1 Qatar has also made strides in becoming food secure, and it is a leader in innovating ways to produce food in arid regions.2

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Qatar's finance minister says the blockade of countries isolating Qatar are bullying and disrespectful. See more.. 
Foreign minister says Riyadh 'bringing back the dark ages' during its four-month long blockade of its Gulf neighbour. See more..
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
That historically has been the fairy-tale career in places like Silicon Valley or Boston and sometimes even Pittsburgh — but not in Qatar, a tiny oil-rich country surrounded by the Persian Gulf. In the capital city of Doha, where Carnegie Mellon ... See more..
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Times Higher Education (THE) 
Omran Hamad Al-Kuwari, executive director of the Qatar Foundation, the principal funder of the Education City site that houses the campuses, said that the course has a working title of “happy society” and will “investigate important themes of happiness ... See more..
Some Qatari banks are becoming less willing to sell dollars to foreign lenders amid a lingering regional standoff with a Saudi-led alliance, according to people ... See more..
The Straits Times 
SINGAPORE - Singapore and Qatar have shown that size does not determine a country's success, said President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday (Oct 17). At a state banquet she hosted for visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, Madam Halimah ... See more..
Gulf Times 
Qatar is set to start producing sportswear in the country by 2018, Doha-resident Harish Chandra Bhandari told Qatar Urdu Radio's live show Haqeeqat yesterday. “The raw material has been imported and the production of goods will start in 2018. This will ... See more.. 
Poland's ambassador to Qatar has been dismissed from his post after documents tying him to a communist-era police organization surfaced, according to state broadcaster TVP. Polish embassy in Doha. Photo: Isee1/Wikimedia Commons (GFDL). Krzysztof ... See more..
Gulf Times 
The 2017 Qatar Leadership Conference (QLC), organised by THIMUN Qatar and Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), will be held from October 19-21, at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Now in its sixth year, the annual event aims to provide ... See more..
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2. Senior Akrum Wadley of Iowa has 345 rushing yards (115 a game) and seven touchdowns against Northwestern. 3. Senior Justin Jackson is Northwestern's all-time rushing leader with 4,639 yards. He has 297 of those (99 a game) against Iowa. 4. See more..
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Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

Total 11,586 sq km
Land 11,586 sq km
Water 0 sq km


arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, fish ;
Natural Hazards

haze, dust storms, sandstorms common
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities


2,042,444 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Qatar has prospered in the last several years with continued high real GDP growth. Throughout the financial crisis Qatari authorities sought to protect the local banking sector with direct investments into domestic banks. GDP grew sharply in 2010 largely due to the increase in oil prices, and 2011's growth was supported by Qatar's investment in expanding its gas sector. GDP slowed to 6.6% in 2012 as Qatar''s gas sector expansion moved toward completion. Economic policy is focused on developing Qatar''s nonassociated natural gas reserves and increasing private and foreign investment in non-energy sectors, but oil and gas still account for ...See More more than 50% of GDP, roughly 85% of export earnings, and 70% of government revenues. Oil and gas have made Qatar the world''s highest per-capita income country and the country with the lowest unemployment. Proved oil reserves in excess of 25 billion barrels should enable continued output at current levels for 57 years. Qatar''s proved reserves of natural gas exceed 25 trillion cubic meters, more than 13% of the world total and third largest in the world. Qatar''s successful 2022 World Cup bid will likely accelerate large-scale infrastructure projects such as Qatar''s metro system, light rail system, and the Qatar-Bahrain causeway. The Hamad International Airport is projected to open by the end of 2013 with an annual passenger capacity of 24 million. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$191 billion (2012 est.); $179.2 billion (2011 est.); $158.6 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

63% of GDP (2012 est.); 59.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 52.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish

liquefied natural gas, crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair