Interesting facts about Qatar- The wealthiest country in the world

Here are few fun facts about Qatar

12. Falconry is an important sport in Qatar. An entire market  Falcon Souq, in Doha id dedicated to this sport. Birds are sold along with falconry paraphernalia such as falconry paraphernalia, hoods, and leather gauntlets. The souk even includes a falcon hospital.

11. It is labeled as one of the safest countries in the world! Qatar has the least risk of experiencing natural disasters. According to scientists, there is a 0.1% chance of an earthquake in Qatar.  Qatar also has one of the world’s lowest murder rates registering zero intentional homicides per 100,000 people.

10. If you ever plan or dream to move to Qatar, this fact is for you! Finding a nice and cheap apartment here is nearly impossible. Their average price for a one-bedroom apartment is an enormous $1,933 per month, much higher than a property of the same size in most of the United States.

9. The terminal building of Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Doha welcomes the passengers with a giant teddy bear, weighing 20 tonnes, which is over 7 meters high and has a lamp on its head. It was made by Swiss artist Urs Fischer more than a decade ago and is cast from bronze. The bear is a playful piece that humanizes the space around it and reminds the travelers of their childhood or nostalgic memories from home. However, this bear costs a whopping $6.8 million.

8. It is one of the world’s most polluted countries in terms of CO2 emissions, registering 43.86 metric tons per capita.

7. Women are outnumbered by men here. With a population of nearly 2.5 million people, there are fewer than 700,00 women! This drastic imbalance can be attributed to Qatar’s sudden population explosion. Qatar has the world’s lowest female population by percentage of the total population. Just 24.7% of its population is female, meaning there are three men for every woman.

6. Qatar will become the first Middle East country to host the football World Cup when it hosts the 2022 competition.

5. Technically there are no trees in Qatar! Meaning there are no Natural forests here, not even a single!. Other regions such as San Marino, Greenland, and Oman, are the only four territories in the world without forests. Although some trees are grown in private gardens, the country registers 0% forest cover.

4. Qatar is home to one of the world’s best airlines, Qatar Airways. Known as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, Qatar Airways has won the top prize at the annual World Airline Awards five times.

3. Camel race is widely popular here. Earlier kids were used as camel jockeys. But until 2004, they were replaced by miniature humanoid robots! Yes, you heard that right. Qatar hosts these camel races from the future with the robots as the camel jockeys.

2. Gasoline is sold at a super cheap price in Qatar. It is at around $1.70 per gal.  If compared, it costs more to buy two Starbucks lattes than to fill up your Grand Cherokee.

1.Qatar is the wealthiest country in the world!. It is the world’s top producer of liquefied natural gas, and they export huge amounts of crude oil. So they’re certainly in the big moneymaking game. The country has more in oil reserves than all but two other countries worldwide, currently equal to 13% of the global supply. This natural resource brings in tens of billions of dollars to the country of fewer than 3 million residents each year.

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