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Country Qatar


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 11,586
Area (sq mile) 4,416
Border Saudi Arabia
Population 2,194,817
Nationality Qatari(s)
Ethnic Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%
Religion Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14%
Language Arabic, English
Literacy 96%
Government Emirate
Capital Doha
Leader Chief of State Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (since June 25, 2013); Prime Minister Abdallah bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al Thani (since June 26, 2013); Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad bin Abdallah al-Mahmud (since September 20, 2011)
Currency Qatari rial (QAR)
Independence Day Sept. 3, 1971 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Independence Day (Sept. 3, 1971)
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