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    Qatar Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: State of Qatar
      conventional short form: Qatar
      local long form: Dawlat Qatar
      local short form: Qatar
      note: closest approximation of the native pronunciation falls between cutter and gutter, but not like guitar

      C�digo: QA

      Tipo de Gobierno: traditional monarchy

      Capital: Doha

      Divisiones Administrativas: 9 municipalities (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah); Ad Dawhah, Al Ghuwayriyah, Al Jumayliyah, Al Khawr, Al Wakrah, Ar Rayyan, Jarayan al Batinah, Madinat ash Shamal, Umm Salal

      Independencia: 3 September 1971 (from UK)

      Feriado Nacional: Independence Day, 3 September (1971)

      Constituci�n: provisional constitution enacted 19 April 1972

      Sistema Legal: discretionary system of law controlled by the amir, although civil codes are being implemented; Islamic law is significant in personal matters

      Sufragio: suffrage is limited to municipal elections

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani (since 27 June 1995 when, as crown prince, he ousted his father, Amir KHALIFA bin Hamad Al Thani, in a bloodless coup); Crown Prince JASSIM bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, third son of the monarch (selected crown prince by the monarch 22 October 1996); note - Amir HAMAD also holds the positions of minister of defense and commander-in-chief of the armed forces
      head of government: Prime Minister ABDALLAH bin Khalifa Al Thani, brother of the monarch (since 30 October 1996); Deputy Prime Minister MUHAMMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, brother of the monarch (since 20 January 1998)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the monarch
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; note - in March 1999 Qatar held elections for representatives to its Central Municipal Council

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral Advisory Council or Majlis al-Shura (35 seats; members appointed)
      note: the constitution calls for elections for part of this consultative body, but no elections have been held since 1970, when there were partial elections to the body; Council members have their terms extended every four years since

      Rama Judicial: Court of Appeal

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: none

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: ABEDA, AFESD, AL, AMF, CCC, ESCWA, FAO, G-77, GCC, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDB, IFAD, IFRCS, IHO (pending member), ILO, IMF, IMO, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Interpol, IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, OPCW, OPEC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Saad Muhammad al-KUBAYSI
      chancery: 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 274-1600
      consulate(s) general: Houston

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Elizabeth MCKUNE
      embassy: 22 February Road, Doha
      mailing address: P. O. Box 2399, Doha
      telephone: [974] 884 101
      FAX: [974] 884 150
      note: work week is Saturday-Wednesday

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side

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