11 March 2011


Qatar is the world's richest country by GDP per capita

Qatar is now the world's richest country based on GDP (gross domestic product) per capita according to the City 7 news based in U.A.E. Qatar has surpassed European countries such as Luxembourg and Noway by the value of goods produced (GDP).

Qatar a former British protectorate now an absolute monarchy is relying solely on 80% of oil and gas exports, with the worlds 3rd largest oil/gas reserves. Qatar is a home to the most controversial Arab network Aljazeera, the worlds 1st hub for the international security game and announced to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

How many overseas Filipino workers in the State of Qatar?

According to Wikipedia.org, there are about 150,000 to 200,000 Filipinos in Qatar, mostly working as construction worker, domestic helper and in the travel industry.  Filipinos  are said to be the second- largest group of foreign workers  in Qatar after Indians.

Qatar is the third largest destination of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the middle east after United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. And the fourth -largest destination of OFWs' worldwide.

source of information:
Wikipedia "The free encyclopedia"

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