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Qatar

Country Name

Qatar, officially the State of Qatar

Location

Qatar is a country located in Western Asia.

Qatar shares a boundary with Saudi Arabia only.

It is situated in the Persian Gulf and mostly surrounded by Persian

Gulf.

Qatar shares maritime borders with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

and the UAE.

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The reason for naming the country

Capital 

Doha.

Flag

The flag of Qatar was adopted on 9 July 1971.

The flag consists of two colors white color on the left part of the

flag and maroon color on the right side of the flag.

The two colors are separated by nine white triangles which act as

a serrated line.

The flag is very similar to the flag of the neighboring country Bahrain, which has fewer points, and a red color instead of maroon. Qatar's flag is the only national flag having a width more than twice its height.

The maroon color represents the bloodshed during several wars

the white color represents peace.

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Religion

Islam is the dominant religion in Qatar and also the country’s official religion.

Most of the Muslims of Qatar belong to the Sunni sect while only about 10% of the Muslim population of the country are Shiites.

Other minorities include Christians, Hindus, and Buddhist

Most Christians are foreigners of European, South, and North American descent.

Hindus & Buddhist are immigrants from South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Language 

Arabic is the official language of Qatar, with Qatari Arabic the local dialect.

 English is commonly used as a second language, and a rising lingua franca, especially in commerce, to the extent that steps are being taken to try to preserve Arabic from English's encroachment.

Reflecting the multicultural make-up of the country, many other languages are also spoken, including Persian, Baluchi, Brahui, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, Pashto, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, Sinhalese, Bengali, Tagalog, and Indonesian.

Currency

Riyal (QAR)

Time Zone

+03:00 GMT. 

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Government Regime

Unitary absolute monarchy.

Climate

The climate of Qatar is desert, with very mild winters, and very hot and sunny summers.

Being a small and flat country, it has a similar climate throughout the territory.
There are two main seasons: a cooler season from December to February, and a hot season from April to October.
The best time to visit Qatar is from mid-November to mid-March: it is the only time of the year that is not hot. In general, the weather is mild and sunny from December to February, and warm but not too much in November and March. Some cloudy days are possible, sometimes with rain, especially from December to February.
 

International Phone Code

+974

Internet Code

.qa

قطر.

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