Qatar population reaches the 2.5 million mark
On Feb. 29th 2016 the government registered a total of 2,545,000 people in Qatar. This shows an increase of the population by 9 percent compared to the numbers late last year. The increase is partly related to the World Cup constructions, since hospitality and construction sectors are developing. In the last years Qatar’s population has experienced enormous growth. The population increased by 40 percent since 2010, said the Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics (MDPS). The population is expected to peak by summer 2017, according to Frank Harrigan (MDPS official).