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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

  • PM Raises World Cup Deaths And IS With Qatar

    Stadium construction deaths and the fight against Islamic State militants are on the agenda at the talks in Downing Street. David Cameron has held talks with the Emir of Qatar amid concerns over the high death rate of workers on the country's World Cup sites and its links with Islamic State.

  • American couple held in Qatar for death of adopted daughter

    An American couple feels trapped and abandoned by the U.S. government as they await a possible death sentence following the death of their daughter in the oil-rich country of Qatar. Grace and Matthew Huang were accused of starving their adopted daughter Gloria to death almost two years ago.

  • More Previews Of The eni FIM Superbike World Championship Finale In Qatar

    Pata Honda riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam are on their way to the Losail International Circuit in Qatar for this weekend's final round of the 2014 World Superbike championship. While the series title is out of reach for the Pata Honda team's British duo, there is plenty to fight for in the last two races of a truncated championship season.

  • Qatari fuel giant Woqod earns slightly more in nine-month period

    To manage and build Risk Management Framework within ENBDS to monitor credit risk and operational risk, To supervise and manage ENBDS Risk Management and Internal Control processes and to ensure compliance with ENBDS / ENBD instruction circulars, Rules, and Regulations provided by the regulator SCA, DFM, and ADX. NASDAQ DUBAI, DGCX Markets.

  • VCUQatar and Qatar Museums present Designer/Activist Felipe Fonseca

    Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in partnership with the Qatar-Brazil Year of Culture at Qatar Museums, is pleased to host MFA Designer in Residence Felipe Fonseca for a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 at 12:15 pm at the Atrium at VCUQatar. The event is open to the public.

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.

State of Qatar

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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