|Flags of Neighboring Countries|
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United Arab Emirates Flag
The Qatar flag has a ratio of 11:28. The flag is a maroon-colored ensign with a wide white saw-toothed stripe with nine white dots towards the flagpole.
The flag of Qatar is hoisted on every important occasion in the country.
There is a belief that Shaikh Jasim ibn Muhammad Al Thani introduced an ensign in 1855, with identical style and the white and red shades. It was formally assumed on July 9, 1971, though an almost same type of banner (only varying in ratio) had been in force since 1949. This was only prior to the achievement of liberation from the British Government on September 3, 1971.
Qatar tailored its completely red ensign with the inclusion of a white perpendicular band to the flagpole to embody the British rule in the middle of the 19th century. The nine-pointed saw-toothed stripe was included in the ensign in the middle of the 20th century. In addition, the maroon shade was assumed in 1949, consequently forming the contemporary ensign of the country.
The ensign of Qatar has been noticed in reports from Benghazi as being hoisted in the setting with the banner of the Libyan insurgents. This is distinctly conveying the backing for the insurgents in Libya from the Qatari Administration. The colors of the ensign are black and white instead of white and maroon, possibly the most rational thing which can be performed during the beleaguering circumstances of the hostilities.
|Adopted On||July 9, 1971|
|Name||Flag of Qatar, Qatar Flag, Official Flag of Qatar|
|Stands for||The white color represents harmony. The maroon color represents the loss of lives in conflicts. The nine-point saw-toothed stripe indicates that the nation is the 9th member of the "resolved Emirats".|
|Colors||Maroon and white.|