Qatar MAP: World Cup Host Location, Pronunciation
Qatar has just been announced as the host of the 2022 World Cup, causing many to wonder: where exactly is that?
Qatar is a small Middle Eastern peninsula in the Persian Gulf bordered by Saudi Arabia. It has been ruled by the Al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, according to the CIA World Factbook, and has a population of about 840,000 people. It is slightly smaller than Connecticut. This tiny nation holds the world's third largest oil reserves, and oil and natural gas account for over 50 percent of the GDP.
Also, it is pronounced so that it sounds roughly like "cutter."