Flag of Qatar
One of the official symbols of the State of Qatar is its flag, which was adopted in July 1971, during the country's independence and exit from under the British protectorate.
Description and proportions of the flag of Qatar
The cloth of the flag of Qatar is generally accepted in thethe vast majority of countries, rectangular shape of the world. However, the ratio of the length and width of the flag State expressed rare proportion of 28:11, which makes it the narrowest and longest of all known flags independent of world powers.
Qatar's flag is divided vertically into two fieldsunequal width. Closer to the shaft is a narrow strip of white color, and the free edge is represented of red-brown color. Its width is about twice the white box. The boundary of the two vertical stripes on the flag of Qatar has no clear line. It forms a series of triangular projections which bite into the flag field: eight point and two separated halves maroon-brown on the white part and nine white - on the dark.
Qatar flag colors chosen by chance. Red, and later burgundy-brown color - is a tribute to the memory of spilled blood of patriots and defenders of the country, who gave their lives during armed conflicts and wars. White color of Qatar flag symbolizes the aspiration for peace and development.
The triangular tabs on the panel reminiscent of the country's participation in the "Reconciliation emirates", which began in the Persian Gulf in 1916. Qatar became the ninth participant in this process.
Qatar flag colors used in the designthe country's coat of arms. The central motif of the coat of arms is surrounded by a ring, the upper half of which is white and the lower - maroon-brown. The boundary between the fields is made as a gear rim, as in Qatar flag.
The history of the flag of Qatar
The original version of the flag of Qatar, adopted in1916, while the country's entry under the British protectorate, had two field - white and bright red. It existed until 1936, when the red color was replaced with a maroon-brown. This was due to burning of the flag in the sun, with the result that he acquired a color close to that used today. Thus, the official symbol of the state was legally confirmed in modern colors. At the same time on the field flag appeared "Qatar" inscription in Arabic.
In 1949, the inscription was removed from the flag and the flag of Qatar gained its final form. But officially it was approved only in 1971, when the country gained sovereignty.