Flag of Qatar
Qatar flag facts
|Adopted||9 July 1971|
The national flag of Qatar is maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side. Qatar's national flag is the only national flag having a width more than twice its height.
Qatar Flag - symbolism
white stands for peace
maroon represents the blood shed in Qatari wars
Nine-pointed serrated edge symbolizes Qatar as the ninth member of the "reconciled emirates" in the wake of the Qatari-British treaty of 1916 (Seven Emirates that are part of UAE and Bahrain are the other eight)
Qatar flag history
Qataris had been coloring their flags red for centuries, using a dye that originated from the Bin Ghannam Island near Al Khor. With prolonged exposure to the sun, the dye would fade into maroon color. In 1932, when the British Navy suggested that the Qatari government design an official flag, Qatar opted for a maroon and white flag. Qatar was flying a flag remarkably similar to the current version at least as far back as 1932. Later, the name Qatar in Arabic was added, along with ten red diamonds running down the serrated edge. This change was reversed in 1960 by His Highness Sheikh Ali bin Abdulla Al Thani, the then Emir of Qatar, who kept the white and maroon color along with the serrated points, but removed the diamonds and the word ‘Qatar’.
Differences between Qatar flag and Bahrain flag
Qatar flag is similar to the flag of Bahrain, which has fewer points, a 3:5 proportion, and a red colour instead of maroon.
Qatar flag Vs Bahrain flag
Qatar Flag picture
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