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Country (long form) State of Qatar
Capital Doha
Total Area 4,415.85 sq mi
11,437.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Connecticut)
Population 769,152 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 1,239,216
Languages Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language
Literacy 79% total, 79% male, 80% female (1995 est.)
Religions Muslim 95%
Life Expectancy 70.16 male, 75.21 female (2001 est.)
Government Type traditional monarchy
Currency 1 Qatari riyal (QR) = 100 dirhams
GDP (per capita) $20,300 (2000 est.)
Industry crude oil production and refining, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement
Agriculture fruits, vegetables; poultry, dairy products, beef; fish
Arable Land 1%
Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, fish
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