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Formal Name: State of Qatar.

Short Form: Qatar.

Term for Citizens: Qatari(s); adjectival form, Qatari.

Capital: Doha.

Date of Independence: September 3, 1971.


Size: 11,437 square kilometers.

Topography: Mostly low-lying, barren terrain.

Climate: Long, hot summers with alternating periods of high and low humidity; mild winters with limited rainfall.

Data as of January 1993