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    Qatar Introduction - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/qatar/qatar_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background:
      Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. He was overthrown by his son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Oil and natural gas revenues enable Qatar to have a per capita income not far below the leading industrial countries of Western Europe.


      NOTE: The information regarding Qatar on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Qatar Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Qatar Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.



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