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Political leadership

Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Emir Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (since 25 June 2013)

Prime Minister Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani (28 January 2020
)

Land

Total 11,586 sq km; Land 11,586 sq km; Water (0) sq Km; (country comparison to the world: 165)

Boundaries

total: 87 km

Border countries

Saudi Arabia 87 km

Coastline

563 km

Population

2.72 million (September 2018 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 12.70% 15-64 years: 86.26% 65+ 1.06% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

0.92% (2017 est.)

Urbanisation

99.1% of total population (2018)

Major cities

DOHA (capital) 633,000 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnic groups

non-Qatari 88.4%, Qatari 11.6% (2015 est.)

Religions

Muslim 67.7%, Christian 13.8%, Hindu 13.8%, other 4.7% (2010 est.)

Languages

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

Literacy

(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 97.3% male: 97.4% female: 96.8% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$173.39 billion (2017); $170.66 billion (2016)

GDP growth

1.60% (2017); 2.22% (2016)

GDP per capita

$65,696.4 (2017 est.); $66,410.8 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate

0.12% (2017 est.); 0.14% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line

N/A

Public debt

53.8% of GDP (2017 est.); 46.7% of GDP (2016 est.)

Inflation rate

0.4% (2017 est.)

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