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  Flag of Qatar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of Qatar has a proportion of 11:28.
The flag was adopted on July 9, 1971.
It is similar to the flag of Bahrain with the proportions (11:28 for Qatar) and the colors (maroon for Qatar) different.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Qatar   (141 words)

  
 Qatar - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
As of 2005, Qatar is ruled by Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, who seized control of the country from his father Khalifa in 1995 while the old Emir was on vacation in Switzerland.
Qatar is governed explicitly under Wahhabi law and the vast majority of its citizens follow this specific Islamic doctrine.
Wahhabi Islam was imported from Saudi Arabia to Qatar in the early 20th century when the Al-Thanis realized that converting to the doctrine of their larger neighbor might bode well for regime survival.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Qatar   (1215 words)

  
 Qatar
Flag adopted 9 July 1971, coat ot arms adopted in 1978.
Bahrain's flag as we know it now was formally adopted in 1932 and the Qatari differences in size and color (said to be what becomes of red as it fades in the Gulf sun - a fanciful tale) seem to be largely an effort to make the Qatar flag DIFFERENT from the Bahrani banner.
In 1949 the shade was slightly modified and the serration reached 1/3 of the flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/qa.html   (557 words)

  
 Qatar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar forms one of the newer emirates in the Arabian Peninsula.
Qatar served as the headquarters and one of the main launching sites of the US invasion of Iraq [1] in 2003.
Qatar explicitly uses Wahhabi law as the basis of its government, and the vast majority of its citizens follow this specific Islamic doctrine.
www.airandspace.org /encyclopedia/Qatar   (2200 words)

  
 Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar remained sparsely populated until the discovery of oil in the late 1940s.
The population of Qatar (2003 estimate) is 817,052.
During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Qatar’s troops and air force were part of the 28-nation allied forces and were especially noted for their contributions in the air and on the ground, particularly during the retaking of Khafji, Saudi Arabia.
www.arab-world-information.com /qatar.htm   (902 words)

  
 Qatar
State of Qatar is an emirate in Southwest Asia and the Middle East.
Qatar is one of many historical emirates in the Arabian Peninsula.
Qatar is a traditional monarchy under the rule of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
www.knowledgefun.com /book/q/qa/qatar.html   (313 words)

  
 Innovations in Education: Symposium Objectives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar is a peninsula situated halfway along the west coast of the Arabian Gulf.
The national flag is maroon color with a broad vertical white stripe at the pole; the two colors being separated with a nine-point serrated line.
The nine-point serrated line indicates that Qatar is the 9th member of the "reconciled emirates" of the Arabian gulf in the wake of concluding the Qatari British treaty in 1916.
www.innovationsineducation.org /qatar/qatar.html   (450 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar served as the headquarters and one of the main launching sites of the US invasion of Iraq http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5437.htm in 2003.
Qatar is also one of the two least taxed sovereign states in the world with no income taxhttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/content_pages/record.asp?recordid=46672, Bahrain is the other.
Because the expatriates are overwhelmingly male, Qatar has the most heavily skewed sex ratio in the world, with 1.88 males per female (as of 2006, source: CIA Factbook).
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Qatar   (2474 words)

  
 Qatargas - About Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The peninsula of Qatar is located between 24° 27' and 26° 10' north lati­tudes and 50° 45' and 51° 40' east longitudes.
The population of Qatar is estimated at over 600,000, the vast majority of whom live in and around the capital city of Doha.
The National Flag of Qatar is maroon and white with a vertical nine-point zigzag inter­lock.
www.qatargas.com /about-qatar   (863 words)

  
 Qatar Flag - World Flags 101 - Qatarian Flags
The flag of Qatar consists of a maroon base with a white serrated stripe on the left side of it.
The white portion of the Qatar flag symbolizes peace and the maroon, which was formerly red, represents the Kharijite Muslims of Qatar and the bloodshed in Qatar's many wars.
Qatar modified its entirely red flag with the addition of a white vertical stripe at the hoist to suit the British directive in the mid-19th century.
www.worldflags101.com /q/qatar-flag.aspx   (303 words)

  
 The Pearl - Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar is the richest Arab nation with a per capita income of US $30,000 per annum.
Qatar has growing inbound tourism ambitions with The Qatar Tourism Authority targeting tourism arrivals of 1.25 million in 2005 and Doha International Airport is undergoing huge expansion and new build to cope with anticipated increased passenger traffic.
Qatar, already host to annual ATP tennis tournaments and PGA golfing events, is fast making a name for itself on the international sporting arena and, in 2006, will host the Asian Games.
www.thepearlqatar.com /SubTemplate1.aspx?ID=275&MID=86   (1111 words)

  
 The Pearl - Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar has growing inbound tourism ambitions, with The Qatar Tourism Authority this year targeting arrivals of 1.25 million tourists and the Doha International Airport undergoing huge expansion to cope with the anticipated increase in passenger traffic.
Central to the International promotion of Qatar is the country's flag carrier Qatar Airways-now one of the the world's fastest growing international airlines.
Qatar, already host to annual ATP tennis tournaments and PGA golfing events, is making a name for itself on all the international sporting event circuits and, in 2006, will host the Asian Games.
www.thepearlqatar.com /SubTemplate1.aspx?ID=163&MID=114   (292 words)

  
 Qatar Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Qatar flag uses a maroon color that is the result of the sun fading out the red dye in the Bahrain flag.
Traditionally, flag were colored with a vegetable dye that was prone to being bleached by the sun.
The color is now referred to as “Qatar Maroon.” The red coloring is a representation of the Kharijite Muslims, who populate the region, because of its traditional use as a banner for their culture.
www.special-tplus.com /qatar-flag.html   (270 words)

  
 Qatar Flag
Similar to the flag of Bahrain this flag was originally a red banner.
Later a red stripe was added to distinguish it from the red banner used by pirates and raiders of the region.
Later the stripe was serrated to distinguish it from the flag of Dubai.
www.ultimateflags.com /int/qatar.html   (92 words)

  
 Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar been governed by the Al Thani family the mid- 1800s.
Besides ethnic Arabs much of the population migrated from nations to work in the country's oil Arabic is the official language but English is widely understood.
I bought this book for a recent business trip to Qatar, and was dissapointed to find quite a number of things that were very out of date.
www.freeglossary.com /Qatar   (527 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Timeline: Qatar
Based in Qatar but broadcasting to much of the Arab world, it establishes a reputation for its news coverage and willingness to tackle controversial issues.
Qatar hands life sentences to two Russian agents over the killing; relations with Russia deteriorate.
The pair are extradited to Russia in late 2004.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/2506273.stm   (526 words)

  
 Qatar - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The State of Qatar (Arabic: قطر), an emirate in the Middle East, occupies a small peninsula off the larger Arabian Peninsula.
Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani has ruled Qatar: he seized control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter holidayed in Switzerland.
Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalisation, including the enfranchisement of women, a new constitution and the launch of Al Jazeera, the controversial Arabic satellite television news channel.
www.voyager.in /Qatar   (2079 words)

  
 Qatar - Flag - Introduction - Background
Ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues.
In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Oil and natural gas revenues enable Qatar to have one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
www.exxun.com /Qatar/a_fg.html   (380 words)

  
 Qatar Government - Constitution, Flag, and Leaders
Flag: Maroon with white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side.
The head of state is the Emir, and the right to rule Qatar is passed on within the Al Thani family.
Politically, Qatar is evolving from a traditional society and government departments have been established to meet the requirements of social and economic progress.
www.factrover.com /government/Qatar_government.html   (318 words)

  
 Qatar - State of Qatar - Dawlat Qatar - Country Profile
Diwan Amiri, residence of the Emir of Qatar
Qatar is a member state of the League of Arab States
Qatar Petroleum is responsible for all oil and gas industry processes in Qatar and abroad, established in 1974.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/qatar.htm   (678 words)

  
 Qatar
Qatar covers a peninsula on the Persian Gulf on Saudi Arabia's eastern coast.
Qatar is mostly desert, with negligible rainfall, but irrigation allows many fruits and vegetables to be grown.
Qatar is an absolute monarchy under the rule of an emir.
www.arabicbible.com /ac/qatar/qatar.htm   (134 words)

  
 Flags of the World
Each flag shown is the flag used by that
It is identical to the "government" flag except the seal is omitted.
Flags for Outdoor use are made of 100% heavyweight nylon and finished with strong canvas headings and brass grommets.
www.eagleflag.com /International/Qatar.htm   (76 words)

  
 Flag of Qatar: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Flag of Qatar: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification....
Qatar airways is one of the top 3 airlines in the world for comfort and service....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fl/flag_of_qatar.htm   (320 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Qatar
Qatar, a former pearl-fishing centre and once one of the poorest Gulf states, is now one of the richest countries in the region, thanks to the exploitation of large oil and gas fields since the 1940s.
The station has a reputation for being extremely outspoken on issues traditionally deemed as very sensitive in the Arab world although it is careful not to criticise Qatar itself and some of its close Gulf allies, specifically Saudi Arabia.
Qatar formally lifted censorship of the media in 1995 and since then the press has been essentially free from government interference.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791921.stm   (551 words)

  
 German media applaud The Pearl-Qatar | The Pearl-Qatar
A contingent of German media visiting Qatar courtesy of the country's award-winning national flag carrier, Qatar Airways, have forecast that The Pearl-Qatar, the USD2.5 billion island being reclaimed off the coast of Doha, will become an iconic symbol of the state and substantially raise its international profile.
Qatar's year-round sunshine is definitely an important factor whether considering retirement, holidays or a home abroad, and the Mediterranean feel of the island will strike a chord with Europeans.'
UDC established the Qatar Dredging Company - a joint venture with the State of Qatar and Belgium's Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV - and formed Qatar Cool, a district cooling company, in partnership with Tabreed of the United Arab Emirates.
www.ameinfo.com /51068.html   (1638 words)

  
 Mena Info: Qatar information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
A peninsula of 11,437 square kilometres jutting northward into the Persian Gulf from the northwestern extremity of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar is about 165 kilometres long, measures approximately 80 kilometres at its maximum width and has over 700 kilometres of coastline.
To the south, Qatar is bordered by Saudi Arabia.
As its oil reserves are small by regional standards (approximately 18 times smaller than Saudi Arabia's), Qatar seeks to further exploit its reserves of natural gas, which are the third largest in the world.
www.menabusiness.com /page_b.asp?p=10815   (198 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Qatar's proved reserves of natural gas exceed 25 trillion cubic meters, more than 5% of the world total and third largest in the world.
Qatar has permitted substantial foreign investment in the development of its gas fields during the last decade and is expected to become the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter by 2007.
In recent years, Qatar has consistently posted trade surpluses largely because of high oil prices and increased natural gas exports, becoming one of the world's fastest growing and highest per-capita income countries.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/qa.html   (861 words)

  
 Qatar Flag
This Qatar flag is authentically reproduced with special attention to detail and durability.
Each flag is available for outdoor use, made with a heavy polyester heading and two brass grommets, or for indoor use with lined pole hem, velcro tabs and fringe.
There are 5 flag sizes available which are 4" x 6", 2' x 3', 3' X 5', 4' X 6' and 5' X 8'
www.njflags.com /qatarflag.html   (165 words)

  
 Welcome To Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The peninsula of Qatar lies half way along the west coast of the Arabian Gulf.
The population of Qatar is estimated at 504,000.
The flag of Qatar is maroon and white with a nine-point, zigzag interlock.
www.alyahri.net /qatar.htm   (230 words)

  
 Flags of the World - Qatar
The story goes that Qatar's original flag used an unstable red dye, and the relentless sun faded that red into a shade of maroon, and that color is referred to today as Qatar Maroon.
The toothy edge between the maroon and white fields, and the flag's width, helps to identify it from that of Bahrain's flag, a Gulf State's country that it was formerly associated with.
This flag is also available on other products.
www.anyflag.com /country/qatar.php   (149 words)

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