Qatar

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Qatar 

 

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Qatar, an Emirate on the Persian Gulf

Qatar, independent state occupying the Qatar Peninsula, jutting into the Persian Gulf from the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. On its southern side it is bordered by Saudi Arabia. Qatar has an area of 11,427 sq km (4,412 sq mi).


 

         

Falcon training and hunting is a manly Arab sport. (Note hood on Falcon on left)

 

a mosque

 

Pearl Monument on waterfront commemorates past work of the Arab pearl divers.

Doha,  eastern Qatar, capital and largest city of the country, on the Persian Gulf. It has a large, artificial deepwater port, which was opened in 1969 and serves as a major transshipment center for cargo of the Persian Gulf nations. Shrimping and shrimp processing are important industries.

 

fountain

The University of Qatar (1973) and the National Museum (1975) are here. The marketplace and the Government House (1969) are major landmarks. More than half the population of Qatar resides in Doha.

 

clock tower


Doha was a small fishing and pearling village, known to Persian Gulf pirates for the protection afforded by its old port of Al Bida, in the 19th century. The city became the administrative center of the British Qatar protectorate in 1916. It grew rapidly after petroleum exports, begun from Umm Sa'Ód (Musayid) in 1949, brought vast new revenue sources to the national government. In 1971 Doha became the capital of the independent state of Qatar. Population (1995 estimate) 392,384.

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modern Doha

 

the Sheraton Doha hotel
 

Qatar National Museum housed in former palace.

Other Photos from the National Museum

 

spices in the souq

 

women's veils for sale

 

Doha Fort Museum

 

Minaret of one of the many mosques.

Doha hotels

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other Middle Eastern countries

 

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Arab Emirates Bahrain Iran Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria the Yemen

 

The Middle East largely consists of Muslim countries:

 
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bullet egypt3.jpg (1821 bytes)  Egypt

 

bullet iran4.jpg (54555 bytes)    Iran

 

bullet jordan.jpg (69533 bytes)  Jordan

 

bullet kuwait.jpg (45022 bytes)   Kuwait

 

bullet oman.jpg (52220 bytes)    Oman

 

bullet palestine.jpg (61919 bytes)   Palestine

 

bullet qatar.jpg (44695 bytes)   Qatar

 

bullet   Saudi Arabia

 

bullet syria.jpg (65031 bytes)  Syria

 

bulletyemen7.jpg (49466 bytes) The Yemen

 

bulletUnited Arab Emirates

 

bullet ajman.jpg (50743 bytes)   Ajman

 

bullet abudhabi.jpg (47110 bytes)   Abu Dhabi

 

bullet dubai.jpg (56437 bytes)   Dubai

 

bullet fujairah.jpg (60581 bytes)   Fujairah

 

bullet khaimah.jpg (68139 bytes)   Ras Al-Khaimah

 

bullet sharjah.jpg (53495 bytes)   Sharjah

 

bullet qaiwain.jpg (50464 bytes)   Umm Al-Qaiwain

 

   Some of the exceptions are the Christian country of:

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bullet   Georgia                

   

    the Jewish state of:

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bullet    Israel

 

 and a country with 17 different religious communities

                         

bullet    Lebanon   

 

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