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    Qatar Geography 2001

      Location: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

      Geographic coordinates: 25 30 N, 51 15 E

      Map references: Middle East

      total: 11,437 sq km
      land: 11,437 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Connecticut

      Land boundaries:
      total: 60 km
      border countries: Saudi Arabia 60 km

      Coastline: 563 km

      Maritime claims:
      contiguous zone: 24 NM
      exclusive economic zone: as determined by bilateral agreements or the median line
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: desert; hot, dry; humid and sultry in summer

      Terrain: mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
      highest point: Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, fish

      Land use:
      arable land: 1%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 5%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 94% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 80 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: haze, dust storms, sandstorms common

      Environment - current issues: limited natural fresh water resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

      Geography - note: strategic location in central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits

      NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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