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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.

 

 

Map of Qatar

 

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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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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