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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







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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

  • Investors continue to be bullish on Qatar: QIF

    DOHA: Qatar continues to remain investors' preferred markets of in the GCC. Strong growth prospects driven by an expansionary budget are underscored by attractive valuations and healthy corporate earnings growth, Qatar Investment Fund noted in its 1Q2014 investment report yesterday.

  • Civil Defence Centre in Al Thumama opens

    Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi opening the Thumama Civil Defence Centre yesterday.

  • This Week: Palestinian Unity, GCC-Qatar Comity, and Syrian Duplicity

    Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council's countries attend a meeting in the Saudi port city of Jeddah September 10, 2013 .

  • Greek-led group signs 3.2 bln eur construction deal in Qatar

    Greece's biggest construction group Ellaktor said on Thursday it signed a 3.2 billion euro contract to build a subway line in Qatar.

  • The Palestinians: Glimpses of unity

    IT IS hard not to be sceptical. Palestine's two quarrelling factions, the secular nationalists of Fatah and the Islamists of Hamas, have agreed at least half a dozen times in the past few years to merge their governments in the West Bank and Gaza, the two chunks of their would-be independent state, only to start feuding again within weeks.

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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


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Al Wakrah Stadium


Al Khor Stadium


Doha Port Stadium

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