Capital: Doha

Population: 2,117,848 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)

Official Language: Arabic

Unofficial Language: English

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Iranian, Indian, Pakistani, and others

Largest Cities: Doha, Al Rayyan

Main Sport: Basketball, Football, Racing

Political System: Emirate

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

National Sports Day (February 9)

Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7-9)

Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13-15)

National Day (December 18)