Who is Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani?
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani was appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar in 1977 and became Emir in 1995. He was born in 1952. He has 3 wives.
Sheikh Hamad is famous for supporting the startup of the Arabian news network Al Jazeera. Which he provided with a USD 130 million loan.
Emir of Qatar Net Worth
Sheikh Hamad has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. He is considered to be one of the richest royals.
He lives in the Royal Palace in Doha, Qatar.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani
In June 2013 Sheikh Hamad abdicated as Emir. His fourth son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani born in 1980 is now the Head of State. He is the youngest sovereign in the world. Sheikh Tamim is the owner of the 123-meter yacht Al Lusail, delivered by Lurssen in 2017.
State of Qatar
The State of Qatar is a small country based in the Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. It shares a land border with Saudi Arabia.
Qatar has a population of approx. 2 million people. And is one of the richest countries in the Middle East and the world. The land has the highest GDP per capita in the world.
The country is the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas. And owns the world’s third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. It will be the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup. Which will be in 2022.
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is the country’s current Prime Minister. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is Foreign Minister. Sheikh Tamim is the King of Qatar.
Katara / Catara
Katara or Catara was the first and most ancient name used for the Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps. On the map drawn by the geographer, Claudius Ptolemaeus in 150 AD shows the geographical location of the Qatar Peninsula under the name of Catara.
The name “Katara” first appeared in geographical and historical maps in the early eighteenth century. Later the name was written “Katara” instead of “Catara”.
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