Qatar – The Land With Salt Flats, Dune Desert And Arid Plains

So FIFA world cup started in Qatar, November 20, 2022.

What do you know about Qatar, what do you know about the Environment?

Let’s tell you.

Qatar, officially State of Qatar, is in southwestern Asia. It juts out from the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf.

Area: 4,489 Sq Mi 

Population: (2022 Est.) 3,059,000

Capital: Doha.

Most of the population is Arab, with South Asian and Iranian minorities who are often migrant workers.

Languages: Arabic (Official), English

Currency: Qatar Rial

Qatar is mostly stony, sandy, and barren and consists of salt flats, dune desert and arid plains.

Largely because of petroleum and natural gas exports, its gross national product per capita is one of the highest in the world.

The government owns all of the agricultural land and generates most of the economic activity; the private sector participates in trade and contracting on a limited scale.

Oil was discovered in 1939, and Qatar rapidly modernized. It declared independence in 1971, when the British protectorate ended.

Most of Qatar’s area is flat, low-lying desert, which rises from the east to a central limestone plateau.

Hills rise to about 130 feet along the western and northern coasts, and Abū al-Bawl Hill is the country’s highest point.

Sand dunes and salt flats, or sabkhahs, are the chief topographical features of the southern and southeastern sectors.

Qatar has more than 350 miles of coastline; its border with Saudi Arabia is some 37 miles long. There are no permanent bodies of fresh water.

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