Qatar: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia
Geographic Coordinates25 30 N, 51 15 E 25.5,51.25
Area total: 11,586 sq km
land: 11,586 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 11586
DBpedia: 11571
Geoname: 11437
Infoplease: 11437
Britannica: 11607
Wolfram: 11586

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Land boundariestotal: 60 km
border countries: Saudi Arabia 60 km
Coastline563 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: Tuwayyir al Hamir 103 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel
Natural Hazardshaze, dust storms, sandstorms common
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, fish
Land Usearable land: 1.21%
permanent crops: 0.17%
other: 98.62% (2011)
Climatearid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers
Irrigated Land129.4 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.06 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDoha; ar-Rayyan; Umm Salal; al-Wakrah; Khor
Doha; Ar Rayyan; Umm Salal Muhammad; Al Wakrah; Al Khawr
[List Verified]
Explanation: "Al Khor is city in northern Qatar. The last entry in both lists respresnt the Al khor city"
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location in central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits