Qatar (Arabic: قطر Qaṭar), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر Dawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereign state located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Whether it should be regarded as a constitutional or an absolute monarchy is disputed. Its sole land border is with neighboring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. An arm of the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island monarchy of Bahrain.
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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