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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

  • Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey to Speak at Qatar Education Summit

    Two of Penn State's most prominent thought leaders will be speaking at the three-day World Innovation Summit for Education - referred to rather cheekily as WISE - beginning on Nov. 4 in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Sam Richards and Dr. Laurie Mulvey, the directors of the famed World in Conversation Center in the College of Liberal Arts, will be speaking at the summit to more than 1,500 delegates from around the world.

  • Al Khaliji promotes breast cancer awareness

    Doha: Al Khalij Commercial Bank launched 'al khaliji Wears PINK' initiative in a special breast cancer awareness campaign. In early October, the bank collaborated with Qatar Cancer Society to conduct an interactive session on breast cancer awareness and prevention for its female employees.

  • Qatar Airways launches 'Double The Luxury' offer on World's Best Business Class

    In celebration of its first anniversary of joining the oneworld global alliance, Qatar Airways is offering customers in the U.S. a fabulous Double the Luxury offer. Passengers booking a Business Class ticket will receive a second Business Class ticket for free, for their travelling companion*.

  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation publishing book wins leading award at...

    Mai Al-Nakib, whose debut book was published through Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing , a member of Qatar for Education, Science and Community Development , has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival's 2014 First Book Award. A Kuwaiti author, Mai Al-Nakib won with The Hidden Light of Objects, a stunning collection of short stories, which explores the private struggles of adolescence, marriage and middle age by taking a quiet look at the lives of ordinary people living in the Middle East.

  • Two Qatari sisters donate QR3.1m for QRC projects

    DOHA: The Qatar Red Crescent received a donation of over QR3m from two Qatari sisters to fund one of its new humanitarian projects. The elder sister donated QR2m and the younger one donated QR1.1m.




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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