Qatar is a country in the Middle East, home to 2.8 million people. Here are some fun facts that you may not have known about it.
- The wealthiest country in the world
- A flat country
- City dwellers
- No rainforest
- Natural disasters
- Robot camel racing
- A population of men
- The best airline
- Lamp bear
- 2022 world cup
The wealthiest country in the world
Qatar’s per capita GDP is $130,475, making it the richest country in the world. The second richest country is Luxembourg, with a per capita of $116,808.
A flat country
You won’t find any hills or mountains in Qatar. The average elevation is 28 meters, making it the second flattest country in the world. The first is the Maldives.
Doha, the capital city of Qatar, is one of the most urbanised places in the world. 99% of people live in the city or surrounding towns.
Qatar is made up of mostly desert. Only 5% of the land is used for agriculture. As such, it is one of the four territories with no rainforest. The other countries are San Marino, Greenland, and Oman.
According to the World Risk Report, Qatar is the least likely country for a natural disaster to occur. In fact, there is a 0.1% chance of an earthquake occurring in Qatar.
Robot camel racing
One of the favourite local sports for Qatar residents is camel racing, however, rather than using jockeys, robots ride the camels. You can catch a race in the small town of Al Shahaniya.
A population of men
Qatar is home to around 2.8 million people, however, only around 700,000 of them are women.
The best airline
Qatar’s airline, aptly named Qatar Airways, has won ‘The Best Airline of the Year’ award five times at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the only airline in history to have achieved this.
As soon as you touchdown in Hamad International Airport you are greeted with the friendly presence of Lamp Bear. Lamp Bear is an art installation by Swiss artist Urs Fischer. The piece cost roughly $6.8 million.
2022 world cup
In 2022 Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup, making it the first World Cup to be hosted in the Arab World and only the second world cup to be held in Asia. In addition to this, it is the smallest nation by land size to ever host the world cup.
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