Qatar Economy Airport sector
QatarLocation:  Middle East, peninsula bordering the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.

Geography: strategic location in central Arabian Gulf near major petroleum deposits.
 
Area:  total: 11,437 sq km, land: 11,437 sq km, water: 0 sq km.

Capital:  Doha.

Industries:  crude oil production and refining, ammonia, fertilizers, petrochemicals, steel reinforcing bars, cement, commercial ship repair.

Languages:Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language.
 
National Holiday:  Independence Day, 3 September (1971); also observed is National Day, 18 December.
 
Currency (Code):  Qatari rial (QAR).

Population:  2,967,717 Note: includes 577,293 non-nationals (July 2010 est.).

Labor force:  968,800 Note: about 60% of the labor force is non-national (2007).
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