Location: Qatar is a 160 km long tongue of land jutting into the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. It is surrounded almost on three sides by the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia lies to the south.
Economy: Qatar declared its independence from Britain on September 3, 1971. It is an absolute monarchy. Oil revenues give Qatar a per capita income among the highest in the world. In May 1998, the Amir said that Qatar will have a constitution. In 1999 municipal elections, women participated for the first time as candidates and voters.
People: Most of the population live in and around Doha, the capital. Immigrants from Pakistan, Iran and Oman now outnumber the native Qataris. Today the oil industry provides over 90% of the national income but employs only less than 5% of the population. Qatar is connected by road to the rest of Arabia and by air to the rest of the world.
Agriculture: Cereals, fruits, vegetables, dates.
Industries: Fertilizers, steel, petrochemicals, cement.
Mission in India:
Embassy of the State of Qatar
EP-31A, Chandragupta Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2611 7988, 2611 8486 (Ambassador's office)
Fax: 91 - 11 - 2688 6080
Indian Mission in Qatar:
Embassy of India
PO Box. 2788, Al-Hill Area
Tel: 00 - 974 - 4672021, 4672716
Fax: 00 - 974 - 4670448