QATAR. Its total population is 2,123,160(2014) and it is at number 146 in the world.

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1 QATAR Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign Arab country located in Southwest Asia. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. Its total area is 11,586 sq km and is at number 166 in world. Its capital is Doha. Hindu. The natural resources of country include petroleum, natural gas, fish. Its official language is Arabic and currency is Riyal. The main religion of country is Muslim and others include Christian & Demographics Its total population is 2,123,160(2014) and it is at number 146 in the world. Age structure: 0-14 years: 12.5% (male 134,477/female 130,640) years: 13.4% (male 208,278/female 75,889) years: 69.9% (male 1,228,151/female 256,099) years: 3.4% (male 55,386/female 16,156) 65 years and over: 0.8% (male 11,226/female 6,858) Population growth rate of the country is 3.58% and it is at number 5 in the world. Birth rate is 9.95 births/1,000 population and in world at 194. Sex ratio: At birth: 1.02 Male(s)/Female 0-14 years: 1.03 Male(s)/Female years: 2.75 Male(s)/Female years: 4.8Male(s)/Female 1

2 55-64 years: 3.37 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 1.5 male(s)/female Total Population: 3.29Male(s)/Female Economy Qatar has prospered in the last several years with continued high real GDP growth. Throughout the financial crisis Qatari authorities sought to protect the local banking sector, with direct investments into domestic banks. GDP is driven largely by changes in oil prices and by investment in the energy sector. Economic policy is focused on developing Qatar's non associated natural gas reserves and increasing private and foreign investment in non-energy sectors, but oil and gas still account for more than 50% of GDP, roughly 85% of export earnings, and 50% of government revenues. Oil and gas have made Qatar the world's highest per-capita income country and the country with the lowest unemployment. Qatar's proved reserves of natural gas exceed 25 trillion cubic meters, about 13% of the world total and third largest in the world. Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid is accelerating large-scale infrastructure projects such as Qatar's metro system, light rail system, and the construction of a new port, roads, stadiums and related sporting infrastructure. According to CIA- World Fact book (2013)- GDP (purchasing power parity) is $ billion GDP (official exchange rate) is $213.1 billion GDP - real growth rate is 6.13% GDP - per capita (PPP) is $102,100, country comparison to the world: 1 GDP - composition, by sector of origin is agriculture: 0.1%, industry: 72.2%, services: 27.7% Total Exports of the country are $12.7 billion and its country comparison to the world is 87. Exports commodities include liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum products, fertilizers, steel. Exports partners of the country are Japan 26.7%, South Korea 19%, India 12.1%, Singapore 5.7%, China 5.4%. Total Imports are $39.58 billion and its country comparison to the world is 60. Imports commodities include machinery and transport equipment, food, chemicals. 2

3 Its Imports partners are US 14.2%, UAE 11.1%, Saudi Arabia 8.6%, UK 6.4%, Japan 6%, China 4.8%, Germany 4.7%, Italy 4.4%, France 4.4%. Education The education system in Qatar at all levels are directed & controlled by The Supreme Education Council and the Ministry of Education. The primary school is obligatory for every child and is free in public schools. According to CIA- World Fact book data (2010), total literate population of age 15 or above is 96.3%. Male literacy is 96.5% and Female literacy rate is 95.4%. List of Universities Qatari institutions Qatar University Hamad bin Khalifa University Foreign university campuses Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Academic Bridge Programme Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar College of North Atlantic Qatar Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar HEC Paris Northwestern University in Qatar Stenden University Qatar Texas A&M University at Qatar Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar University College London Qatar University of Calgary Qatar Employment Unemployment Rate in Qatar decreased to 0.30 percent in 2013 from 3.10 percent in Unemployment Rate in Qatar averaged 2.73 Percent from 2001 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 3.90 Percent in 2001 and a record low of 0.30 Percent in Unemployment Rate in Qatar is reported by the Qatar Statistics Authority. 3

4 Qatar's economy is predominantly services-based. Services sector employs 46.80% of the population. Manufacturing and industry employs 51.90% of the population. Agriculture employs 1.40% of the population. Main Industries of the country include Crude oil production and refining, petrochemicals, fertilizers. Top Companies in Qatar Qatar National Bank Industries Qatar Ezdan Real Estate Mesaieed Ooredoo Property Telecoms 4

5 Masraf Al Rayan Qatar Islamic Bank Gulf International Qatar Electricity and Water Co Commercial Bank of Qatar Woqod Vodafone Qatar Telecoms Barwa Real Estate Property Doha Bank Qatar Insurance Nakilat Transport Qatar International Islamic Bank Milaha Transport United Development Company Property Aamal Holding Ahli Bank Al Khaliji Commercial Bank Qatari Investors Group Qatar National Cement Company Mannai Corporation Diversified Al Meera Retail Medicare Healthcare Qatar General Insurance Gulf Warehousing Company Logistics Salam International Tourism Recent years have seen Qatar gain momentum as a transit hub, mainly due to Qatar Airways expanding route network with passengers connecting via Doha. This has created a large stopover market for the Peninsula and has positioned Qatar well on the global tourism map. In response, travel retailers have introduced stopover packages in a bid to encourage tourists to see the country and experience some of its activities and attractions, in the hope that they will return or at least generate positive word-of-mouth publicity.as Qatar prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, 5

6 hotels are rushing to supply the country with enough rooms to cater for the large number of visitors expected during the event. Developments began as early as the end of 2011, with 10s of new hotels coming to the market each year. Top Places to Visit in Qatar: Museum of Islamic Art- Mathaf Museum Katara Cultural Village Fort Zubarah SouqWaqif Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Barzan Tower- Fanar (Qatar Islamic Cultural Center) Qatar National Museum Al-Thagab fort Aspire Tower Airlines in Qatar Total number of airports in Qatar is 6 which means it is at number 178 in world. Out of 6, 4 are with paved runways and 2 are with unpaved. Airlines in Qatar are: Gulf Helicopters Qatar Airways Qatar Amiri Flight Qatar Executive Airlines Direct from India to Qatar Jet Airways flights Qatar Airways flights flydubai flights Air India Express flights Other airlines flying to Qatar Emirates flights SriLankan Airlines flights Ethiopian Airlines flights 6

7 Oman Air flights Cathay Pacific flights Yemenia flights Etihad Airways flights Kuwait Airways flights Royal Nepal Airlines flights Gulf Air flights Saudia flights PIA flights Malaysia Airlines flights Biman Bangladesh Airlines flights 7

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