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About Qatar
Doha, capital of Qatar

The State of Qatar is situated halfway along the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula.

Map of Qatar It is a Peninsula that extends northward covering an area of 11, 437 sq. km. as well as a number of islands in the coastal waters of the peninsula. The most well known of these islands are the Hawar Archipelago, Halul which is the main export terminal for the offshore oil fields, Al-Bashiria and others.

The terrain is generally flat. However, there are some hills and sand dunes which reach an altitude of 40 meters above sea level in the areas of Dukhan and Jebel Fuwairit in the western and northern parts of the country and Khor Al-Udeid in the south.

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The surface of Qatar is characterized by a number of geographical features which are peculiar to the west coast of the Arabian Gulf.

Qatar has a desert climate of hot summers and relatively warm winters.

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In the summer, the temperature ranges between 25 and 46 degrees centigrade. Rainfall in the winter is minimal and on average does not exceed 75.2 mm per year.

The Qatar is are descended through ancient Arabian lines of kinship. This is due to the country's geographical location and proximity to the Arabian Peninsula, on the one hand, and to the close historical heritage which the State shares with the rest of the States of the Arabian peninsula, on the other.

The present population is estimated at 500.000 inhabitants most of whom reside in Doha, the capital city.

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