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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

  • ICT trends, challenges discussed at meet

    Minister of Information and Communication Technology H E Dr Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad and other officials during the opening ceremony of the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications. DOHA: Challenges and innovations in the Information and Communications Technology industry were discussed at a conference organised by Qatar University recently.

  • Proper' dress code sought for teachers

    DOHA: Some in the Qatari community want women school teachers to dress conservatively, arguing that a dress code is essential for them since they are the role model for young and growing up girls. A woman teacher, especially, isn't an educator alone - she is rather an ideal of her students, so she must dress up appropriately, say a number of parents.

  • QE market cap rises to QR750.66bn

    Doha: Qatar Exchange index gained 116.23 points or 0.85 percent last week when the bourse closed yesterday at 13,846.01 points. Trading value last week increased by 12.16 percent.

  • Qatar participates in discussion panel on Syria

    NEW YORK: The Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in conjunction with the Permanent Mission of the State of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, organized a discussion panel entitled "Accountability in Syria", held at Princeton University. Participated in the discussion were HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al -Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, and a number of the delegates of the Member States in the Group of Friends of Syria, as well as a group of international law and humanitarian law experts.

  • Egypt considers pardon for Al Jazeera journalists

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that a presidential pardon for a handful of imprisoned foreign journalists from Qatar's Al Jazeera news network was under consideration. Al-Sisi, the former army general who won Egyptian presidential elections in May, told the France 24 news channel that the journalists - who have been in jail for almost a year - could be pardoned if the decision was made "in line with national security."




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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