Qatar grows by 217,000 people over the past year

For the seventh time in the past year, Qatar’s population has hit an all-time high, according to new figures from the country’s statistics agency.

There were 2,334,029 people residing within Qatar’s borders at the end of last month, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics said.

That’s up nearly 5 percent, or 109,446 people, from January.

The country’s population figures represent a snapshot of the number of Qataris and foreigners who are within the country’s borders at the end of each month.

That means the tally fluctuates throughout the year due to holidays and school breaks, when many people leave to go on vacation.
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Source News: Doha News
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