Qatar Business, Taxation and Offshore Information
Qatar is a Middle Eastern peninsula jutting north into the Persian Gulf. The country shares a border with Saudi Arabia, and is located between Bahrain to the northwest and the United Arab Emirates to the southeast; Iran lies north across the water. The terrain is largely flat, rocky desert with shifting sands, and with salt flats around the coast. The capital city is Doha; the city is one of five ports, the others being Umm Said, Al Khor, Al Wakrah, and Ras Laffan.
Qatar has a population of just over 1.9m (as at July 2012, including expatriates). It is estimated that 40% are Arab, 18% Indian, 18% Pakistani, and 10% Iranian, with 14% making up other ethnic groups. The principal religion is Islam. More »