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Qatar is in the Middle East, a peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. The geographic co-ordinates of the country is: 25 30 N, 51 15 E. Strategic location in central Persian Gulf near major petroleum deposits.
Qatar was dominated by the Bahraini rulers until late nineteenth Century. This is when the Ottomans took over and the British made a treaty with Qatari nobles. The British left Qatar in 1971 and that is when Qatar became an independent state.
Oil was discovered in 1940 at Dukhan. The Company was called Qatar Petroleum Company, a copy of the Iraq Petroleum Company. However, the start of World War II delayed the finding of Qatar's oil, and oil exports did not begin until 1949.During the 1950s and 1960s increasing oil brought rapid immigration, progression the economy, and the beginnings of Qatar's modern history. By mid-1971, as the end date of the British “treaty” relationship approached, Accordingly, Qatar declared independence as a separate country and became State of Qatar on September 3, 1971.
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