Flag of Qatar

Flag of Qatar

The flag of Qatar was adopted in 1981 when Qatar became an independent state. Maroon color on the right side of the flag evokes the sharp sun's rays of Qatar´s sun hitting the red cloth, or it may refer to the natural dye frequently used in Qatar which has a similar color. Chestnut stripe is separated from the right one by nine white teeth. Originally, the flag was whole red and white stripe was adopted as a sign that the country is not pirated any longer. At first glance, the flag may be confused with the flag of Bahrain, but at closer look we can find several differences. The red color of Bahrain´s flag is lighter, it has only five instead of nine teeth, and the ratio of the sides is quite different as well.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Riyadh 29,994,272 2,149,690 km2

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Main information

Country
Qatar
Capital city
Doha
Population
2,045,239 (2013)
Total area
11,000 km2
Formation
3. 9. 1971
Highest point
Qurayn Abu al Bawl (103 m)
GDP
$ 100,889 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
qatari riyal (QAR)
Code
QA (QAT)
Calling code
+974
Internet TLD
.qa

Country is member of

By continents
Asia
By organizations
OPEC

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Katar (Dauhá)
English
Qatar (Doha)
German
Katar (Doha)
French
Qatar (Doha)
Italian
Qatar (Doha)
Spanish
Qatar (Doha)
Russian
Катар (Доха)
Slovak
Katar (Dauhá)
Polish
Katar (Ad-Dauha)
Portuguese
Catar (Doha)
Chinese
卡塔尔 (多哈)
Japanese
カタール (ドーハ)
Turkish
Katar (Doha)
Norwegian
Qatar (Doha)
Swedish
Qatar (Doha)
Hungarian
Katar (Doha)

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