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Along with rising average temperatures and desertification, Qatar will also be greatly affected by the rising sea level.1 Qatar is in a low-lying coastal zone and most of the population lives by the coast, which could further complicate the economic activities of the nation.2 Despite the challenges it is facing, Qatar has been instrumental in the international community for creating international climate change mitigation groups and research centers.3 The most recent development has been the Center for Climate Change that was developed in conjunction with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This center is responsible for studying the effects of climate change and consulting with other groups and government organizations on the ways to most effectively combat climate change.4 Qatar has also made ...See More great strides in protecting the food security for its citizens and it has also been instrumental in providing assistance and expertise to countries in need.5 Show Less

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Qatar News

Slate Magazine (blog) 
Four Persian Gulf countries—Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain—sent a list of 13 demands to Qatar on Friday with 10 days to comply or else continue to face the diplomatic blockade the four allies instituted on June 5. The ... See more..
New York Times 
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries that recently cut diplomatic ties with Qatar issued a harsh list of demands on Friday, insisting that the wealthy but tiny Persian Gulf nation shut down the news network Al Jazeera, abandon ... See more..
Washington Post 
Qatar Airways raised eyebrows across the aviation industry this week when American Airlines announced the state-owned airline company had reached out to acquire at least a 10 percent stake in the U.S. company. The overture, disclosed Thursday, sent ... See more..
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NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, about the conditions laid out for Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors for normalizing relations. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Saudi Arabia ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations aviation agency will hold a special hearing next Friday on Qatar's request to reopen Gulf airspace that was closed to its flights during a major diplomatic dispute with other Arab powers, its transport minister ... See more..
Qatar is facing renewed isolation from its neighbors in the Middle East. A group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait want Qatar to shut down Al-Jazeera and cut diplomatic ties to Iran. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now an update on that regional trade ... See more..
The Independent 
BA plans to draft in nine Airbus A320 and A321 jets from Qatar Airways to cover for the Mixed Fleet strike, which is planned for 1-16 July. The Gulf carrier has plenty of spare aircraft, because its short-haul routes to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other ... See more..
Financial Times 
John Varley was in his office on the 31st floor of Barclays' headquarters in London's Canary Wharf when he called a team of his executives heading for Qatar on the bank's private jet with some alarming news. The Barclays chief executive had just been ... See more..
New York Times 
Akbar al-Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways, recently approached his counterpart at American Airlines, a bitter rival, with some news: His state-owned company wanted to buy a 10 percent stake in American. The unexpected and bold approach, ... See more..
Saudi Arabia's blockade of neighboring Qatar is a distraction as the Arab world's biggest economy shores up its monarchy and attempts to shift away from reliance on oil exports, according to one analyst. The country's royal family adjusted its order of ... 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