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Qatar

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Population:

1,696,563 (2010)

Land area:

11,437 sq. km.

Capital:

Doha (pop. 300,000; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Qatar ranked 40th in the UNDP Human Development Index and 60th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $52,239.72. Public debt accounts for 11 percent of total GDP, while no figure for the number of Qataris beneath the poverty line is available.

Main language(s):

Arabic

Monkey's name:

The Monkey is informed that his Arabic name is El Qrd (el card), or قرد

Fun fact:

The majority of Qatar’s population is non-Qatari, consisting of foreign expatriates who, as migrant labor, work a range of positions—from business executives to maids and builders. According to a 2008 report, only about 350,000 of the country’s then population of over 900,000 people were actually citizens.

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