a city in and the capital of the state of Qatar, on the Persian Gulf. Unabridged


[kah-tahr, kuh-tahr]
an independent emirate on the Persian Gulf; under British protection until 1971. 8500 sq. mi. (22,000 sq. km). Capital: Doha.
Also, Katar.

Qatari, adjective, noun Unabridged
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Doha (ˈdəʊhɑː, ˈdəʊə)
Bida, Former name: El Beda the capital and chief port of Qatar, on the E coast of the peninsula. Pop: 370 000 (2002 est)

Qatar or Katar (kæˈtɑː)
a state in E Arabia, occupying a peninsula in the Persian Gulf: under Persian rule until the 19th century; became a British protectorate in 1916; declared independence in 1971; exports petroleum and natural gas. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: Doha. Pop: 619 000 (2004 est). Area: about 11 000 sq km (4250 sq miles)
Katar or Katar

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Qatar [(kah-tahr, kuh-tahr)]

Kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula, located on a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf, bordered to the south by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Note: Qatar was a British protectorate from 1916 to 1971.
Note: It has successfully exploited its oil reserves since 1949.
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