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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

  • Kochi art exhibition overwhelms Qatari university team

    The cosmopolitanism of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 has fascinated a visiting group from Qatar's Virginia Commonwealth University which specialises in art-related courses. The 25-member visiting group from the Middle East said that the ongoing international exhibition of contemporary art here could be a perfect opportunity to view the continuity of history and the cultural exchange due to trade.

  • Grace holds off Warren for Qatar Masters title

    Branden Grace entered Saturday's final round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters tied with three others for the lead. He left with his sixth European Tour victory.

  • What The Papers Say - 24 January

    The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton. Everton boss Roberto Martinez tells Saturday's Liverpool Echo that the facilities in Qatar are "second to none".

  • Amnesty urged for illegal, runaway workers

    DOHA: The government should declare an amnesty for illegal and runaway workers to give a chance to those who want to regularise their visa status, says a national. The last amnesty was declared 13 years ago in 2002 and since then the population has more than trebled.

  • Paraguay tries to stop execution of woman in China

    In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, Jose Amarilla holds a 2011' family's book picture of his daughter Rosalia Amarilla, in Nemby, Paraguay. Paraguayan Rosalia Amarila was detained for drugs trafficking in Beijing airport in July 24, 2012, and faces a death sentence.




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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