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    Qatar Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 25 30 N, 51 15 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Middle East

      total: 11,437 sq km
      land: 11,437 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Connecticut

      total: 60 km
      border countries: Saudi Arabia 60 km

      Costa: 563 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: as determined by bilateral agreements, or the median line
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: desert; hot, dry; humid and sultry in summer

      Terreno: mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
      highest point: Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m

      Recursos Naturales: petroleum, natural gas, fish

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 1%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 5%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 94% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 80 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: haze, dust storms, sandstorms common

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: limited natural fresh water resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location in central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits

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