Qatar (Arabic: قطر Qaṭar), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر Dawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island country of Bahrain, as well as sharing maritime borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 6.38, Rank: 117, Personal Freedom: 4.86, Economic Freedom: 7.91, Democracy Index: 2.95
2014: 7.91, Rank: 12
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 27, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
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