Country Profile

State of Qatar
(Dawlat Qatar)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
3 September 1971
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
164 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
148 of 242 in the World

The Country


The State of Qatar is located on a small peninsula projecting from the Arabian peninsula into the Arabian Gulf, (also known as the Persian Gulf). The country has land borders with Saudi Arabia to the south west and the UAE to the south east. To the west is a disputed sea border with Bahrain. Most of the country is flat, semi arid desert, lying about 200 m (1640 ft) above sea level. Plentiful oil and natural gas reserves make it one of the richest states in the region.

The capital city is Doha, a major port situated in the east of Qatar. The country covers an area of about 4247 square miles (11,000 square kilometers). With a population of 600,000 (1999 figures), almost 90% live in Doha and its suburbs. Some 80% of the people are migrant workers, and the population comprises 40% Arab, 18% Pakistani, 18% Indian, 10% Iranian and 14% other minorities. Nearly all Qataris are Sunni Muslims.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Qatari History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Qatar
Yahoo Qatar page
wikipedia: Qatar
wikipedia: History of Qatar


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Qatar.


Civil Aircraft Registrations:

In 1973, the registration prefix A7-xxx was adopted, eg: A7-ABK. Prior to this date, it appears that aircraft used the registration sequence G-Axxx.

All-time Qatar – civil aircraft register (A7-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Qatar Emiri Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Qatar Amiri Flight)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Lifeflight)
Police Aviation (Qatar Police Air Wing) [1974-1983]

Commercial Aviation

Qatar Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Qatar
The World’s Airlines: Qatar

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers:

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Doha International Airport
Airports in Qatar

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

Qatar Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Qatar Aviation Services

Qatar Aviation

Gulf Helicopters

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