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Qatar Geography 2017
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Qatar Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

Geographic coordinates:
25 30 N, 51 15 E

Map references:
Middle East

Area:
total: 11,586 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 11,586 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 166

Area - comparative:
almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut
Area comparison map: almost twice the size of Delaware; slightly smaller than Connecticut

Land boundaries:
total: 87 km
border countries (1): Saudi Arabia 87 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
563 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: as determined by bilateral agreements or the median line

Climate:
arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers

Terrain:
mostly flat and barren desert

Elevation:
mean elevation: 28 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m highest point: Tuwayyir al Hamir 103 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, fish

Land use:
agricultural land: 5.6% arable land 1.1%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 4.3%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 0%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 94.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
130 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
most of the population is clustered in or around the capital of Doha on the eastern side of the peninsula

Natural hazards:
haze, dust storms, sandstorms common

Environment - current issues:
limited natural freshwater resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
the peninsula occupies a strategic location in the central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits


NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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