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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes QA, QAT (ISO 3166-1)
Official name State of Qatar
Capital city Doha
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 2 747 282 (2019)
Total area 11 586 km2
Highest point Qurayn Abu al Bawl (103 m, 338 ft)
Lowest point Persian Gulf
GDP per capita $ 68 794 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Qatari riyal (ر.ق, QAR)
Calling code +974
Internet TLD .qa, قطر.

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