Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Qatar: The Richest Country In The World

Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign Arab country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island kingdom of Bahrain. In 2013, Qatar's total population was 1.8 million: 278,000 Qatari citizens and 1.5 million expatriates. The capital and largest city is Doha. The currency is Riyal (QAR).


Some interesting facts are:
1. Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 for which it will build 12 eco-friendly iconic stadiums, some of which will be able to host upto 80,000 people.



2. The nation celebrates December 18 every year as Qatar National Day to commemorate Qatar’s independence from Britain.


3. The Pearl is a luxury development built on an artificial island shaped like a string of pearls on the edge of Doha.



4. Purple Island, located in 40km from Doha near the township of Al Khor, Purple Island is a fish-shaped island dotted with several low limestone cliffs throughout it and a mangrove forest that has a range of fish, shellfish as well as birds, including pink flamingoes which transit through Qatar during their seasonal migration.


5. The Corniche is one of the oldest landmarks in Qatar; it features a long walking path that is approximately 5km long.


6. Qatar hosts the MotoGP every year, the motorcycling Grand Prix of Doha, at the Losail International Circuit located to the north of Qatar.


For more facts visit:
http://www.factmonster.com/country/qatar.html
https://whilemyqatargentlyweeps.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/10-facts-about-qatar/

Some beautiful places are:








For tourism details visit: +qtourism fr +QatarTourism 
http://www.qatartourism.gov.qa/

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