Qatar is a small peninsula in the Persian Gulf, with a current population slightly in excess of 800,000. Qatar is a moderate Islamic state, providing a very congenial atmosphere for investors and has a booming economy.

Petroleum and gas are the biggest revenue earners. Qatar has the largest single reserve gas field in the world. Steel, fertilizers, cement etc are also major industries in Qatar. 

Qatar is ruled by the Emir H.H. Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and his council of ministers. Qatar forms part of the Gulf Co-operation Council, of which, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman are also members.

Qatari Riyal is the currency, with an exchange rate of 1 USD = 3.65 Qatari Riyals.

Doha is the capital city and is home to about 500,000 inhabitants. Qatar has a large expatriate population mainly from the Indian sub-continent, Egypt and other Arab countries. Mesaee'id, Ras Laffan and Dukhan are the other principal townships.