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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

  • Qatar urges more efforts to stop proliferation of weapo...

    NEW YORK: The State of Qatar called for intensified efforts to remove the threat posed by proliferation of weapons of mass destruction , stressing that sustainable peace and stability in the world cannot be achieved in light of the continuing pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. The State of Qatar expressed concern over the risk that terrorist groups could obtain these destructive weapons, warning of the grave threats imposed on peace and security in the region.

  • Weekend Reading: Reading History in Doha, Egypt Intervenes in Libya, and Nervous Gulfies

    Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah presides over the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Riyadh June 2, 2014 . Explore the Qatar Digital Library , an archive featuring the cultural and historical heritage of the Gulf and the wider region.

  • Qatar to host global arabian horse gathering

    A variety of guest speakers have been assembled for the 2014 World Arabian Horse Organisation conference in Qatar next month. A team of internationally renowned experts with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subjects including equine welfare and behavioural studies, genetics and cultural heritage, will speak at the conference, which starts on November 10. The Qatar Foundation and the Qatar National Research Fund are supporting two presentations to be delivered by Prof.

  • Schools to be evolved into online facilities in 2030 : October 24, 2014,

    LAHORE Pakistani schools keep on losing the students enrolled in the first grade and only one of them making it to grade. The report 'Broken Promises: the crisis of Pakistan's out-of-school children' by education campaigners Alif Ailaan says that of the 2.8million children enrolled in 2022-03, only 718,945 remained in school, the major dropout contributor is, other than socio-economic factors, is school, or to be more precisely teachers, curriculum and classroom infrastructure.

  • Britain to Crack Down on Muslim Brotherhood

    P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel . that Britain is aiming to take serious measures against the Muslim Brotherhood.




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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