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Qatar / COVID-19
Population 1,699,435
Total Confirmed 383292
Active 382613
Total deaths 679
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.18 %


Qatar (, (listen), or (listen); Arabic: قطر‎ Qaṭar [ˈqatˤar]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ˈɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر‎ Dawlat Qaṭar), is a state located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeast shore of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, divides Qatar from nearby Bahrain. In early 2017, Qatar's total population was 2.6 million: 313,000 Qatari citizens and 2.3 million expatriates. Islam is the official religion of Qatar. In terms of income, the nation has the third-highest GDP (PPP) per capita in the world, and the sixth-highest GNI per capita (Atlas method). Qatar is classified by the UN as a state of very high human development, using the third-highest HDI in the Arab world after United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Qatar is a World Bank high-income economy, backed by the world's third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves.Qatar was ruled by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognised its separate status. After Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in the early 20th century before gaining independence in 1971. In 2003, the constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, with nearly 98% in favour. In the 21st century, Qatar emerged as a substantial power in the Arab world both through its globally expanding media group, Al Jazeera Media Network, and allegedly supporting several rebel groups financially during the Arab Spring. For its size, Qatar wields disproportionate influence in the world, and has been identified as a middle power.Qatar is currently the subject of a diplomatic and economic embargo by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt, which commenced in June 2017. Saudi Arabia has proposed the building of the Salwa Canal, which would run along the Saudi-Qatar boundary, effectively turning Qatar into an island.

Source: Wikipedia