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The developing country of Qatar is located near the Persian Gulf, and
surrounded by it on three sides (Crystal, 263).Located in the Middle
East, Qatar is also bordered by Saudi Arabia (Crystal, 264).It is one of
the 15 states that are generally considered to be in what is termed the
“Cradle of Humanity” (Qatar, 2004).It is technically in a peninsula in
the east of Arabia (Crystal, 264).Qatar makes up 11,437 square kilometers
and has no large lakes or rivers to speak of (Qatar, 2004).Five hundred
and sixty-three kilometers of Qatar are coastline and 60 kilometers border
Saudi Arabia (Qatar, 2004).It is generally a desert climate.It is very
hot and dry in most regions of the country and in the summer it turns into
a very sultry and humid place.Most of the terrain of Qatar is flat and
much of it is barren desert (Qatar, 2004).This is generally covered with
gravel or loose sand and there are no forests or other densely planted
areas.The lowest point in Qatar is where it meets the Persian Gulf and
the highest point is Qurayn Abu al Bawl, which is 103 meters high (Qatar,
The main natural resources of Qatar are fish, natural gas, and
petroleum (Al-Haj, 561).Only 5 percent of the land is used for permanent
pastures and there are no permanent crops (Qatar, 2004).Eighty square
kilometers of the land is irrigated but Qatar must deal with many natural
hazards such as dust storms, haze, and sandstorms, which are very common
(Qatar, 2004).There are many large-scale facilities in Qatar for removing
salt from the water and there is increasing dependence on these since Qatar
has very few freshwater resources (Al-Haj, 568).These natural resources
are extremely limited.In order to preserve much of its environment, Qatar
belongs to several international agreements including those dealing with
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