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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

  • U.S. Urged To Blacklist Qatar, Turkey

    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has been urged to blacklist Qatar and Turkey for their support of Hamas. A leading U.S. researcher recommended that Congress press for U.S. sanctions on Ankara and Doha, deemed major supporters for Hamas.

  • Qatar's Gulf International's daughter firm snatches QAR825 million deal

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  • Two weeks after 24yrold killed in Doha fire family receives wrong body

    Waiting to perform the last rites of their 24-year-old son Harjeet Singh, who died in a fire at Doha in Qatar on September 5 while awaiting deportation, his family received a brutal shock when a few minutes before the funeral they discovered that the body brought from the Arab kingdom was of someone else. Even as the family blamed the Indian embassy in Doha, the labour officer of the embassy told HT that the body had been sent only after verification by Harinder Kumar, a cousin of the deceased, who has also been living in Doha for the past two years and came to India with the body.

  • Emir assures Merkel Qatar doesn't fund extremists in Syria, Iraq

    Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assured the West on Wednesday that it was not aiding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , telling Germany that his own country's security was jeopardised by the militants. Last month, a German cabinet minister accused Qatar of financing Islamic State militants and the United States has expressed concern about funding from Arab states, although Qatar has now promised to support U.S.-led efforts to combat IS.

  • Qatar Airways May Order More Airbus A380s

    Qatar Airways said it may buy more of Airbus Group NV's A380 super jumbos, a rare bright spot for the European plane maker as it tries to shed the jet's image as a commercial flop. Qatar Airways, which will start flying the A380 next month from its Doha hub to London Heathrow, has ordered 10 A380s and has options for three more.

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.

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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

 

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Al Shamal Stadium

 

Al Shamal Stadium

 

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Al Khor Stadium

 

Doha Port Stadium

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