Qatar's national flag is maroon with a broad white serrated stripe on the hoist side. The flag has an 11:28 aspect ratio, which indicates it is substantially broader than it is tall. The serrated band has nine white points and is one of the flag's most distinguishing elements. It was enacted just before the country proclaimed independence from the United Kingdom on September 3rd, 1971.
It resembles the flag of neighboring Bahrain, which has fewer points, a 3:5 proportion, and a red tint rather than maroon. Qatar's flag is the only national flag having a width more than twice its height, this unique proportion is a characteristic that differentiate it from other national flags.
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Qatar is a small country located on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and by the Persian Gulf to the east. Qatar is a small and populous country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Qatar is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from deserts and dunes to beaches and coastlines.
The history of Qatar dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 4000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Arab, Persian, and other influences. Qatar gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1971, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.
Today, Qatar is a high-income country with a strong and diversified economy. The country is known for its production of oil and natural gas, as well as for its growing manufacturing and service sectors. Qatar has a desert climate, with hot and dry weather year-round. The official language of Qatar is Arabic, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.
|Country codes||QA, QAT (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||State of Qatar|
|Religion||65.5% Islam, 15.1% Hinduism, 14.2% Christianity, 3.3% Buddhism, 1.9% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (AST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Gulf Cooperation Council|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|
|Population density||248 per Km2 (643 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||96.2 % of the population is urban (2,770,452 people in 2020)|
|Median age||32.3 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 11,610 Km2 (4,483 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Qurayn Abu al Bawl (103 m, 338 ft)|
|Lowest point||Persian Gulf|
|GDP per capita||$ 66,838 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Qatari riyal (ر.ق, QAR)|
|Internet TLD||.qa, قطر. (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Qatar Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Qatar
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