Qatar Demographics

What is the population of Qatar?

Population 2,444,174
Population Growth Rate 4.19%
Urban Population 98.8%
Population in Major Urban Areas DOHA (capital) 567,000
Nationality Noun Qatari(s)
Nationality Adjective Qatari
Ethnic Groups Arab 40%, Pakistani 18%, Indian 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%
Languages Spoken Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language

Qatar Health Information

What are the health conditions in Qatar?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 1.54
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 1.9%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.07%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 1.2
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 6.33
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 6.86
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 6.6
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 7
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 33.2%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 175
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.76
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 100%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.92

Qatar Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Qatar?

Life Expectancy at Birth 78 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 76 Years
Median Age 32 Years
Median Age - female 28 Years
Median Age - male 33 Years

Qatar Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Qatar median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 10
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 1.54
Median Age 32 Years
Median Age - female 28 Years
Median Age - male 33 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 33.31
Population Growth Rate 4.19%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 2.75
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 4.8
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 3.37
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.02
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 3.29
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female 1.5

Qatar Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Qatar?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Good modern medical care and medicines are available in Qatar. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Qatar Education

What is school like in Qatar?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 2.5%
Literacy - female 88.6%
Literacy - male 89.1%
Literacy - total population 89%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 14 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 14 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 14 Years

Qatar Literacy

Can people in Qatar read?

Literacy - female 88.6%
Literacy - male 89.1%
Literacy - total population 89%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language

Qatar Crime

Is Qatar a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The crime rate in Qatar is generally low. A large police presence is apparent to travelers throughout the country. Incidents of violence are rare but have occurred more frequently in recent years as Doha’s population and economic pressures on expatriate workers have increased. Local and third-country-national young men have occasionally verbally and physically harassed unaccompanied expatriate women. Reports of petty theft are infrequent but have been growing, including ATM and credit card theft, purse snatching, and pickpocketing. Travelers should not leave valuables such as cash, jewelry, and electronic items unsecured in hotel rooms or unattended in public places.

Do not buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Qatar Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Qatar, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. It is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings; well-marked signs will usually inform you. Driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. There are also some things that might be legal in Qatar, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Qatar, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It is very important to know what is legal and what is not wherever you go.

Criminal offenses are punished according to Qatari laws, which in some cases are based on Islamic law and sometimes more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating Qatari laws, even unknowingly, may be arrested, imprisoned, deported, or subject to a ban from departing Qatar. Travel bans are not lifted until both parties resolve a dispute and the case is abandoned or, if not, until the matter is resolved by a court, which may require months to process the case. Qatari law enforcement authorities have detained potential witnesses or relatives without charges or access to legal counsel during the investigation of a crime.

The U.S. Embassy in Doha cautions U.S. citizens that Qatari police have arrested U.S. citizens suspected of or witness to a crime, including traffic accidents involving injuries to pedestrians or the occupants of other cars, traffic arguments, slander, and a variety of lesser offenses. Once an arrest has been made, the Qatari Police have no independent authority to grant a release, an authority reserved solely for Qatar’s Public Prosecution and Courts. As a result, arrested U.S. citizens, regardless of the charges, often spend one or two nights in jail awaiting a hearing with Qatar’s Public Prosecution or the appropriate court.

Qatari law enforcement authorities do not routinely notify the U.S. Embassy in Doha of a U.S. citizen’s arrest and, for more serious crimes, may not allow a U.S. Embassy official to visit an arrested U.S. citizen until the initial interrogation is completed. Upon arrest, U.S. citizens should ask to speak to the U.S. Embassy immediately, and if not allowed, request that a friend or family member notify the U.S. Embassy through the contact information below.

Incidents involving insults or obscene language/gestures often result in arrest, overnight imprisonment and/or fines whether the incident occurs between private parties or involves officers of the law. Insulting someone in public is considered a punishable offense. Drunk driving, public intoxication and other alcohol-related offenses are treated with severity and will result in arrest, heavy fines, imprisonment, or expulsion from the country. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Qatar are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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