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10 Things You Should Know About Qatar

Today is Qatar National Day, and to celebrate, we have come up with 10 fun facts we think you should know about the region!

Here are 10 things you should know about Qatar:

1. Qatar will be hosting the FIFA World cup in 2022.

2. Qatar has a population of about 2,194,817 (July 2015 est.).

3. Temperatures often reach the mid-40’s in summer. 

4. Qatar owns Harrods, The Shard and The Olympic Village, amongst others.

5. There is about 1 Qatari for every 8 expats in Qatar. 

6. Weekends fall on Fridays and Saturdays in Qatar.

7. Doha (meaning 'roundness') is the capital city of Qatar.

8. Qatar (along with Russia and Iran) holds some of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, which is nearly 60% of the world’s total.

9. Arabic is the national language, but English is widely spoken, and Farsi is used by smaller groups in Doha.

10. Women can drive and educational equality is strongly emphasized.

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