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Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Western Asia. Its shares a land border is with Saudi Arabia, and the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.
For its size, some may say that Qatar holds disproportionate influence in the world! Qatar is classed as a high-income economy, backed by the world's third-largest natural-gas reserves and oil reserves, and has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development.
Until 1966, Qatar used the Indian rupee as currency, in the form of Gulf rupees. When India devalued the rupee in 1966, Qatar chose to introduce its own currency.Following Dubai's entrance into the United Arab Emirates, Qatar began issuing the Qatari riyal separate from Dubai in 1973.
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Arab country to do so! It will build nine eco-friendly iconic stadiums, some of which will be able to host up to 80,000 people.
A popular Qatar beverage amongst local residents is Karak tea. A number of eateries serve this delicious, milky tea, which is infused with cardamom.
The Qatari Rial is the official currency of Qatar. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Qatari Rial is QAR.