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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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Qatar News

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    Director of the Department for Asia and Africa under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jeenbek Kulubayev spoke about plans and goals of a visit of President Almazbek Atambayev to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The sides plan to sign an agreement on avoidance of double taxation in Saudi Arabia.

  • Ministry survey on work habits sparks debate

    DOHA: An official survey suggesting that Qataris spent much less time on income-generating activities has kicked up a row, prompting the planning ministry to issue a clarification. Some public representatives objected to the survey whose findings on Monday said the average Qatari spent barely a few hours a day on income-generating activities.

  • Golden decade' for GCC petrochemicals industry

    DOHA: The GCC petrochemicals sector is entering a promising phase in its development and has to leverage opportunities in order to overcome challenges from global competition, said speakers at the 9th Annual Forum, hosted by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association in Dubai. "The Gulf's investments in petrochemicals have a strategic importance as they help grow economies and satisfy the growing demand for [petrochemical] products," said H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry, in his plenary address.

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

 

Al Gharafa Stadium

 

Al Shamal Stadium

 

Al Shamal Stadium

 

Al Wakrah Stadium

 

Al Khor Stadium

 

Doha Port Stadium

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