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The flag of Qatar has a proportion of 11:28. It is maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side.

The Meaning of Qatar’s flag is: A- The white color reflects the internationally recognized symbol of peace. B- The maroon color symbolizes the bloodshed during the several wars Qatar had undergone, particularly in the second half of the 19th century. C- The nine-point serrated line indicates that Qatar is the 9th member of the "reconciled Emirates" of the Persian Gulf in the wake of concluding the Qatari-British treaty in 1916.

The flag was adopted on July 9, 1971. It is similar to the flag of Bahrain with the proportions (11:28 for Qatar) and the colors (maroon for Qatar) different. The color is said to have been red, but after it was painted, it was left to dry in the sun thus its color faded and became Maroon. The Maroon color appealed to whomever made the flag and it was changed to Maroon.


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