Thursday, April 24, 2014

Facts and Trivia


Where is Qatar?

Qatar is a peninsula found at the northeast border of Saudi Arabia.  Qatar is bordered on three sides by the Persian Gulf.  (Qatar)

The nation of Qatar in relation 
to other countries of the Middle East.

 

How do you pronounce Qatar?

No matter how you say it, chances are you're pronouncing "Qatar" wrong. Bob Simon sorts it out.

 

Who is Qatar?

Qatar is a nation of immigrants.  Only 15% of the population is comprised by Qatari nationals.  Other large ethnic groups include from India, Pakistan and Iran.  An increasing number of male workers means only 1/4 of the population is female.  80% of the entire population is Muslim. (Qatar



Flag of Qatar

  • Currency - Riyal. 1 Riyal equals about 27 cents US.
  • Time - Qatar is on Arabian Standard Time, it is about 8 hours later in the day in Qatar than it is for people on Eastern Standard Time.
  • Soccer - Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  
  • College - Many universities like Texas A&M and Cornell have branch campuses in Dona's Education City
  • Business - Qatar is home to many familiar brands like Starbucks, McDonalds and IKEA.  



BBC News - Qatar Country Profile
Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer.


Qatar Tourism Authority
Official site provides news and information about visiting Qatar including activities, accommodation, travel and tour operators. 

Qatar - World Factbook
Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

There is a lot I don't know.  Post questions in the comments section below and I will tackle those next.

Laura

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