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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

  • Internet use, speed to rise by year-end

    DOHA: Qatar expects a significant increase in Internet penetration once the fibre optic broadband network is completed by the end of the year. Under the initiative of the government at least 95 percent of the country is planned to be covered by a national broadband network.

  • Kenya takes Qatari help for yuan centre

    NAIROBI: Kenya is finalising laws to make it easier for foreign banks to operate in the country, and wants to host a Chinese currency clearing centre, replicating Qatar's model, as it bids to become a regional financial hub.

  • Diabetes tests to be made mandatory

    DOHA: With one of the highest prevalence of diabetes, Qatar plans to make tests mandatory for all for early detection of the disease. The idea is to tackle the disease at an early stage and take preventive measures, a senior official of an apex public health authority said here yesterday.

  • Qatar casts size aside with assertive foreign policy

    The spectacular skyline of Doha has become symbolic of the wealth and development which now characterise this once impoverished country. A former pearl-fishing centre, Qatar emerged in the 1990s as one of the richest countries in the world, thanks to the exploitation of large oil and gas fields since the 1940s.

  • House rents to remain high in Doha

    BY SACHIN KUMAR DOHA: House rents in Doha are expected to rise over the next 12 -24 months despite sliding oil prices, according a real estate consultancy firm DTZ. The rise in rents, expected to be in the range of five-ten percent, will be driven by increasing population.




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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