Qatar Flag Meaning & Details

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 Qatar Flag
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  • maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side

  • maroon represents the blood shed in Qatari wars, white stands for peace

  • the nine-pointed serrated edge signifies Qatar as the ninth member of the "reconciled emirates" in the wake of the Qatari-British treaty of 1916

    note: the other eight emirates are the seven that compose the UAE and Bahrain

  • according to some sources, the dominant color was formerly red, but this darkened to maroon upon exposure to the sun and the new shade was eventually adopted


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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