Qatar

By Nabil Rafi, Abdel Bouzzah

Location

Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

(Absolute) Population

Population: 2,123,160 (July 2014 est.)

Area

Area: total: 11,586 sq km
land: 11,586 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Population density

Population density (people per sq. km) in Qatar was last measured at 151.75 in 2010
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Age structure

0-14 years: 15.1% (male 627,952/female 591,528)
15-24 years: 11.4% (male 469,536/female 451,547)
25-54 years: 43.9% (male 1,775,571/female 1,760,456)
55-64 years: 12% (male 484,278/female 486,220)
65 years and over: 17.5% (male 616,009/female 798,419) (2014 est.)

Median age

total: 42 years
male: 41 years
female: 42.9 years (2014 est.)

Birth age

9.95 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)

Mortality (or death) rate

8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.78% (2014 est.)
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Sex ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

Infant mortality

total: 3.73 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy

total population: 82.39 years

Fertility rate

1.92 children born/woman (2014 est.)

Literacy

total population: 96.3%
male: 96.5%
female: 95.4% (2010 est.)