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Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Emir of the state of Qatar



Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Heir of the State of Qatar







Flag of Qatar


The flag of Qatar is maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side. The meaning of Qatar's flag is:


White color signifies the symbol of peace as recognized internationally.

Maroon color symbolizes the blood shed during the several wars Qatar had undergone, particularly in the second half of the 19th century.

Nine-point serrated line indicates that Qatar is the 9th member of the "reconciled Emirates" of the Persian Gulf in the wake of concluding the Qatari-British treaty in 1916.



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Fast Facts

The State of Qatar


Capital: Doha


Official Language: Arabic


Government: Emirate - Emir Hamad bin Khalifa - Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim


Area: Total 11,437 km2 


Population:  -  2010 census 1,696,563[1] (148th)


GDP (PPP): 2010 estimate - Total $102.147 billion - Per capita $90,149


GDP (nominal): 2010 estimate - Total $110.844 billion - Per capita $81,963


Currency: Riyal (QAR)


Main Exports: Oil, gas

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Qatar News

  • Qatar participates in discussion panel on Syria

    NEW YORK: The Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in conjunction with the Permanent Mission of the State of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, organized a discussion panel entitled "Accountability in Syria", held at Princeton University. Participated in the discussion were HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al -Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, and a number of the delegates of the Member States in the Group of Friends of Syria, as well as a group of international law and humanitarian law experts.

  • Qatar Investment Authority to set up training academy

    H.E. Ahmad Mohamed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar investment Authority opening speech during the 6th annual meeting for International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds which took place at Ritz Carlton hotel yesterday.pic; Baher Amin DOHA: Qatar Investment Authority , the country's sovereign wealth fund managing billions of dollars in assets, plans to set up a training academy to hone Qatari youth's financial and business skills and meet the growing demand for qualified business and finance professionals in Qatar which is witnessing economic boom. Ahmad bin Mohamed Al Sayed, CEO, QIA, told the opening ceremony of the sixth International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds that the authority is completing procedures for the academy.

  • Obalon launches in Qatar

    According to a recent survey, it is predicted that 73% of women and 69% of men will be obese in Qatar, this is according to the International Association for the Study of Obesity, Qatar also has the 6th highest rate of obesity among boys in the Middle East and North Africa region. Despite nutrition, physical-activity programs and other anti-obesity measures taken by countries, the numbers have not dropped.

  • Gambia: Top Qatari Executives, Gambian Delegates Meet Over Investment Prospects

    A trade delegation from Qatar Chamber met in Doha Tuesday evening with a Gambian delegation to discuss ways to strengthen economic ties and trade exchanges between the two sides, the Qatar News Agency reported. The Gambia's minister of Presidential Affairs, secretary general and head of the Civil Service, Kalilou Bayo, said his country has many investment opportunities, especially in the tourism sector, calling Qatari businessmen to explore those opportunities.

  • Qatar opens embassy in Myanmar

    YANGON: The Embassy of the State of Qatar in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar held a ceremony Thursday at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on the occasion of the opening of its premises. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister of Myanmar U Thant Kyaw who took part in the ribbon cutting of the Qatari Embassy premises with HE Qatar's Non-Resident Ambassador to Myanmar Jabor bin Ali Al Dousari.




Any impressions you may have with Middle Eastern countries are defied by an independent state in the Arabian Gulf.  With an area of 11,437 sq km, this peninsula is practically small.  But don’t let its size deceive you.  US magazine, Forbes, compiled a new list of world’s richest countries per capita for 2012 ranking it as number one. 




With its massive natural gas reserves, it continues to flourish economically.  An advocate of change and innovation, Qatar is a visionary country propelled by human, social, economic and environmental developments.

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Home of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar’s prominence skyrocketed upon winning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Being the first Arab state to ever host the World Cup, Qatar plans to build stadia, equipped with cooling technology, to control temperature since extreme humidity was one of the paramount issues.


Al Rayyan Stadium


Al Gharafa Stadium


Al Shamal Stadium


Al Shamal Stadium


Al Wakrah Stadium


Al Khor Stadium


Doha Port Stadium

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