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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

  • Qatar's GDP Estimated at QR 194.40 Billion

    DOHA: The nominal GVA estimate of Non-Mining and Quarrying sectors in the Q4, 2014 has been placed at 100.12 Bn QR, which shows an increase of 11.8% over the GVA estimate of Q4, 2013 . Compared to the previous quarter estimate, there has been an increase of 2.4% in the GVA of these sectors.

  • Houthis responsible for conflict: Emir

    Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with other leaders at the Arab League summit in Sharm El Sheikh yesterday. DOHA: Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday called on all parties and political forces involved in the Yemeni crisis to give priority to the interests of the Yemeni people and respect the legitimacy of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi and his globally recognised government.

  • Qatar National Library launches its new branch at the HBKU Student Center

    Qatar National Library , a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has launched its new branch in the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center in Education City; further spreading knowledge, nurturing imagination, cultivating creativity, and preserving the nation's heritage for the future. The QNL team is onsite, Sunday through Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, to offer free registration to a vast collection of the library`s online resources, showcase the advanced digital learning resources, and feature the new Qatar Digital Library, that provides unrivalled collection of precious heritage material.

  • QC food project helps 16,000 families in Gaza

    Doha: Qatar Charity has distributed food parcels to 16,000 families in the Gaza Strip, affected by the recent Israeli aggression, at a cost of QR3.334m. The project complements relief interventions QC carried out during and after the last phase of the Israeli aggression last summer, and aims to support poor and needy families, in cooperation with over 60 local partner institutions.

  • QIIC targets 10-15pc premium growth

    BY SACHIN KUMAR DOHA: Qatar Islamic Insurance Company is aiming to achieve 10-15 percent growth in insurance premium in the current year despite challenging economic environment. The insurer is pinning its hope on Qatar's economic growth that which will be driven by huge government spending.

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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