Qatar Table of Contents
Formal Name: State of Qatar.
Short Form: Qatar.
Term for Citizens: Qatari(s); adjectival form, Qatari.
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