General Country Information

Qatar is ruled by the al-Thani dynasty. It has been an independent state since 1971 with a population of around 840,000. The country has a high literacy rate of 89%, 716,800 cell phone owners, and 165,000 internet users.

More general country information can be found at Wikipedia in English and Arabic. See also BBC Country Profile..

Official information can be found at Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website in Arabic and English. Qatar has also developed e-government services in Arabic and English.