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Qatar*

General Country Information
Capital: Doha
Population: 840,926 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Absolute Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 263,400 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.683 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 722 (2009)
Internet users: 436,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.58
World Rank 2005/2006: 38

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Al-Noor Institute for the Blind
P.O. Box 6618
Doha
Qatar
Tel: +974-481-398
Fax: +974-481-5163

MADA Qatar Assistive Technology Center
Al Nasr Tower B, 7th Floor, Al Corniche Road
P.O. Box 24230
Doha
Qatar
http://mada.org.qa/en/
Email: info@mada.org.qa
Tel: +974-4459-4050
Fax: +974-4459-4051

Qatar Social and Cultural Centre for the Blind
P.O. Box 36225
Doha
Qatar
http://www.blind.gov.qa
Email: info@blind.gov.qa
Tel: +974-487-7544
Fax: +974-587-7566

Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Deaf
P.O. Box 45649
Doha
Qatar
http://www.qdeaf.org/
Email: info@qdeaf.org
Tel: +974-469-7700             
Fax: +974-469-7711

Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs
69 Lusail Street, West Bay Area,
P.O. Box 4251, Doha, Qatar
http://shafallah.org.qa/cms/english/default.aspx
Email: info@shafallah.org.qa
Tel: +974-495-6666
Fax: +974-495-6699