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There are 2,948,232 people living in Qatar in 2021, making it one of the smaller countries in the Arab world. On average there are about 200 people per km2.

About 11.6% of the total population are Qataris of Central Arab (Najdi) and Persian descent, the remaining inhabitants are immigrants mainly from Iran, Pakistan, India, Yemen, Egypt and several thousand Westerners, many of whom are British.

About 80% of the population lives in the capital Doha or Ad-Dawhah. Other major cities include Ar-Rayyän, Musayïd, Dukhan, Messaieed, Ras Laffan Industrial City, and Al-Wakrah.

The population structure of Qatar is as follows: 0-14 years 12.6%, 15-64 years 86.4%, 65+ 1%.

The population growth in 2017 was 2.27%. The birth and death rates in 2017 were 9.6 and 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants respectively.

Life expectancy for men is 76.8 years and for women 81 years.


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