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Welcome to Qatar

 

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 Exchange index drops

    Doha: Qatar Exchange index swung back to red zone yesterday, losing 185.12 points when the bourse closed at 12,962.67 points. The trading value dropped to QR505.365m from Sunday's QR576.620m.

  • Another diplomatic problem for Israel: Qatar eyeing UN chief position

    The Emir of Qatar pushing nomination of former Qatari prime minister for UN secretary general. If Hamas' biggest benefactor has its way, it could use the important position to further turn the world against Israel.

  • Final ruling set for US couple convicted in Qatar

    A lawyer, from left, meets with American couple Matthew and Grace and Huang, sentenced to jail over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. DOHA, Qatar - An American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment will receive a final verdict on their appeal on November 30, a Qatari judge announced on Monday.

  • Final ruling set for US couple convicted in Qatar

    A lawyer, from left, meets with American couple Matthew and Grace and Huang, sentenced to jail over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab... Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

  • Industries Qatar posts QR4.7bn 9-month net profit

    DOHA: Riding on a third quarter net profit of QR 1.9 billion, Industries Qatar posted a net profit of QR 4.7 billion for nine-month period ended September 30 this year, the company announced. The petrochemical, fertiliser and steel major's quarterly earnings rose 50 percent compared to the second quarter and over 6 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013.

A RISING STAR

 

 

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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