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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

  • IGTC-Chubb Fire Qatar announces participation at Milipol Qatar 2014

    International Gulf Trading Company -Chubb Fire Qatar has confirmed its participation as among the key exhibitors at Milipol Qatar 2014, the world's most influential trade exhibition dedicated to internal State security. The 10th staging of the biennial event takes place on 20-22 October 2014 at the Doha Exhibition Centre in Qatar.

  • Abbas warns of legal measures against Israeli 'aggression' on Al-Aqsa mosque

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned that his government will seek international "legal measures" to deal with Israeli "aggression" against Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque. "The Palestinian leadership will be taking the necessary legal measures, at the international level, regarding the aggression of settlers on the Al-Aqsa mosque," Abbas said in a speech to the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah party, as quoted by AFP.

  • Six Mile woman moves to Qatar to follow ... a minute ago

    The 54-year-old Six Mile resident will stay in Doha, Qatar, to fulfill a few dreams she realized late in life. One of her final destinations in Doha is a classroom at Texas A&M University at Qatar, where she'll meet her students in person for the first time since the semester started eight weeks ago.

  • Catalyst Qatar buys Germany's Kunst Stoff

    DOHA: Catalyst Qatar, a company involved in the design and development of software applications and games, announced that it has agreed to acquire Kunst Stoff, a reputable German company in the electronic media field. The agreement was signed in Berlin, Germany on the sidelines of the fourth annual Qatari-German joint committee meeting and in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani.

  • Qatar's insurance sector in upbeat mood

    By Satish Kanady DOHA: The gross written premium of Qatar's five listed insurance companies stood at $1.4bn last year. The density of insurance sector in Qatar increased to $686 in 2013 from $599 in the previous year, indicating an increasing coverage.




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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