Qatar (pronounced KAH-ter) occupies a small peninsula that extends into the Persian Gulf from the east side of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is to the west and the United Arab Emirates to the south. The country is mainly barren.

Oil was discovered in the 1940s, bringing wealth to the country in the 1950s and 1960s. About 85% of Qatar’s income from exports comes from oil. Its people have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. In 1971, Qatar was to join the other emirates of the Trucial Coast to become part of the United Arab Emirates. But both Qatar and Bahrain decided against the merger and instead formed independent nations.

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2 responses to “Qatar”

  1. I also nominate Doha Qatar International Christian Church. I love their theme “Love God. Love People.” So succinct and true!

  2. I nominate Seventh Day Adventist Church Doha! Check them out at Bringing the Word of God to a wonderful community.

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