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Qatar-MENASA 2022

Flag Plaza

Flag Plaza is a new public space in Doha, initiated by the Years of Culture programme in celebration of our 10-year anniversary. 119 flags, representing the countries with embassies in Qatar, will be raised to represent friendship and understanding between nations and their people during the year of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Located near the Museum of Islamic Art Park, Flag Plaza will serve as a community gathering space and a location for festivals, celebrations and other events for the people of Qatar. 

Flag Plaza will also be home to Najla El Zein’s Us, Her, Him, a site-specific installation composed of a series of sculptural benches comprising more than 313 metres of hand-sculpted limestone.

Over twenty international flags flying on flagpoles, seen from below against a blue sky with the Qatari flag at the centre.
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Over twenty international flags flying on flagpoles, seen from below against a blue sky with the Qatari flag at the centre.
The Flag Plaza in Doha, with a water feature in the foreground and 120 flag poles with international flags flying.

Flag Plaza Inauguration

Over 100 important officials and guests standing against a Years of Culture backdrop at the Flag Plaza inauguration in Doha.

Highlights from the Community Days Festival

Countries represented in the Flag Plaza

United Kingdom Flag also known as the Union Jack, with white and red crosses and diagonal crosses on a blue background.

United Kingdom

The Iranian flag is made up of horizontal green, white and red stripes with the national emblem in red centred in the middle.

Iran

The flag of Saudi Arabia has a green background featuring an Arabic inscription above a sword in white.

Saudi Arabia

The flag of Kuwait has three horizontal stripes in green, white, and red with a black trapezoid on the left side.

Kuwait

The flag of Iraq, made up of three horizontal stripes in red, white and black, with an Arabic phrase in green in the centre.

Iraq

The USA flag has thirteen horizontal red and white stripes and a blue rectangle in the top left corner, with fifty white stars.

USA

The flag of Egypt has three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes, with the national emblem (an eagle) in the centre.

Egypt

The French flag is a tricolour with three vertical bands in blue, white, and red.

France

The Indian flag has 3 horizontal bands in orange, white and green, with a wheel (the Ashoka Chakra) in blue at the centre.

India

The flag of Jordan is made up of 3 horizontal black, white, and green bands, connected by a red chevron with a white star.

Jordan

The Yemen flag is made up of three equal horizontal red, white, and black bands.

Yemen

The Spanish flag has three horizontal bands in yellow (double width) and red, with a coat of arms off-centre to the left.

Spain

The Tunisia flag has a red background with a white circle in the centre containing a red star surrounded by a red crescent.

Tunisia

The flag of Sudan has three horizontal bands in red, white and black with a green triangle on the left side.

Sudan

The flag of Lebanon has two horizontal red stripes above and below a white band, with a green cedar tree in the middle.

Lebanon

The flag of Pakistan has a white star and crescent moon on a dark green background, with a vertical white stripe on the left.

Pakistan

The Indonesian flag is made up of two equal horizontal bands, red on the top half and white on the bottom.

Indonesia

The El Salvador Flag is made of three horizontal bands in blue, white and blue, with a coat of arms in the central stripe.

El Salvador

The Netherlands flag is made up of three equal horizontal bands in red, white, and blue.

Netherlands

The Malaysian flag has 14 horizontal red and white stripes and a blue rectangle with a yellow crescent and 14-point star.

Malaysia

The flag of Germany has three equal horizontal stripes in black, red, and gold.

Germany

The flag of Somalia has a large five-pointed white star in the centre on a bright blue background.

Somalia

Oman's flag has three horizontal bands in white, green and red, and a red bar on the left containing a dagger and two swords.

Oman

The Japanese flag is a rectangular white banner with a crimson red circle in the centre, representing the sun.

Japan

The flag of Belgium consists of three equal vertical stripes in black, yellow, and red.

Belgium

The flag of Senegal has three vertical green, yellow and red bands with a green five-pointed star in the middle band.

Senegal

The Djibouti flag has two equal horizontal bands in blue and green, with a white triangle to the left containing a red star.

Djibouti

The flag of Morocco is a rectangular red background with a green star in the centre.

Morocco

The Azerbaijani flag has 3 horizontal stripes in blue, red and green with a white crescent and 8-point star in the centre.

Azerbaijan

The flag of Mauritania has horizontal red stripes above and below a green background containing a gold star and crescent.

Mauritania

Brazil's flag has a green background with a central yellow rhombus, blue globe, white stars and band with the national motto.

Brazil

The flag of Poland is made up of two equal horizontal bands, the top half is white and the lower one is red.

Poland

The flag of Venezuela has 3 horizontal stripes in yellow, blue and red with an arc of 8 white stars in the centre.

Venezuela

The flag of Hungary is a horizontal tricolour of 3 red, white and green bands.

Hungary

The flag of Cyprus has a white background with the shape of the island in the centre in copper, above two olive branches.

Cyprus

The flag of Bangladesh has a large red disc in the centre of a dark green rectangular background.

Bangladesh

The flag of Libya has 3 horizontal red, black (double width) and green bands, with a white star and crescent in the centre.

Libya

The Brunei flag has a yellow background with black and white diagonal stripes and the emblem of Brunei in the centre in red.

Brunei

The flag of Afghanistan consists of 3 vertical stripes in black, red and green with a central coat of arms.

Afghanistan

The flag of Thailand consists of 5 horizontal bands in red, white, blue (double width), white and red.

Thailand

The flag of Italy consists of three equally sized vertical bands in green, white and red.

Italy

South Africa's flag has 2 horizontal bands in red and blue, separated by a green Y-shape and black triangle on the left.

South Africa

The South Korean flag has a white background, a red and blue circle in the centre, and black parallel lines in each corner.

South Korea

The Palestinian flag has three equal horizontal bands in black, white and green overlaid by a red triangle on the left side.

Palestine

The Turkish flag has a red background with a white star and crescent in the centre.

Turkey 

The Algerian flag is made up of two vertical halves in green and white, with a red star and crescent in the centre.

Algeria

The Russian flag is made up of 3 equal horizontal stripes in white on the top, blue in the middle and red at the bottom.

Russia

China's flag has a red background with 5 golden stars in the top left corner, one large one and four small stars in an arc.

China

The Philippines flag has 2 equal horizontal halves in blue and red and a white triangle on the left with a golden-yellow sun.

Philippines

The Romanian flag is a tricolour with three equal vertical bands in blue, yellow and red.

Romania

The Cuban flag has 5 horizontal blue and red stripes, and a red triangle on the left containing a white five-pointed star.

Cuba

The Bosnia flag has a blue background with a yellow right angle triangle in the centre, and a diagonal line of white stars.

Bosnia

The Eritrean flag is made up of 3 alternating triangles in green, red, and blue with a golden yellow symbol on the left side.

Eritrea

The flag of Nepal is made up of 2 red triangles (pennants) one above the other, with a blue border, 2 white suns and a moon.

Nepal

Sri Lanka's flag is a red rectangle with a gold border, 2 green & orange vertical stripes on the left & a lion on the right.

Sri Lanka

The Vietnamese flag is a red rectangle background with a gold star in the centre.

Vietnam

The Macedonia Flag has a red background and a large yellow sun in the centre, with eight rays.

North Macedonia

Dominican Republic's flag has a white cross dividing it into four blue and red rectangles, with a coat of arms in the centre.

Dominican Republic

The Singapore flag has 2 horizontal red and white halves with a white crescent moon and five small white stars on the left.

Singapore

Kazakhstan's flag is a blue rectangle with a yellow sun and eagle in the centre, and a vertical band on the right.

Kazakhstan

The Gambia flag is made up of 3 horizontal red, blue and green bands, separated by 2 thin white lines.

Gambia

Uruguay's flag has 9 alternating white and blue horizontal stripes and a yellow sun on a white rectangle in the left corner.

Uruguay

Greece

Costa Rica's flag has 2 blue stripes, 2 white stripes and a central double width red stripe with a coat of arms to the left.

Costa Rica

The Eswatini flag has a background of blue, yellow and red horizontal stripes, with a black and white shield in the middle.

Eswatini

The Canadian flag consists of a red maple leaf in the middle of a white band with red vertical stripes on either side.

Canada

Kenya's flag has 3 horizontal black, red, and green bands separated by thin white lines with a shield and two crossed spears.

Kenya

The flag of Chad has three vertical bands in blue, gold and red.

Chad

The flag of Benin consists of a green vertical band on the left and two horizontal yellow and red bands on the right side.

Benin

Central African Republic's flag has blue, white, green and yellow horizontal bands, a red vertical band and a yellow star.

Central African Republic

The flag of Albania has a red rectangular background and a black double-headed eagle in the centre.

Albania

The Bulgarian flag consists of 3 equal-sized horizontal stripes in white, green, and red.

Bulgaria

The flag of Peru consists of a white vertical band with red vertical bands on either side.

Peru

The Liberian flag consists of horizontal stripes (6 red and 5 white) and a blue rectangle containing a single white star.

Liberia

The Portuguese flag is divided into green on the right and red on the left, with the national coat of arms between them.

Portugal

The Austrian flag consists of horizontal bands in red, white and red.

Austria

The Croatian flag consists of 3 equal horizontal bands in red, white and blue with the coat of arms of Croatia in the middle.

Croatia

The flag of Ecuador has 3 horizontal bands of yellow (double width), blue and red and a central coat of arms.

Ecuador

The flag of Panama consists of 4 rectangles (clockwise): white with a blue star, fully red, white with a red star and blue.

Panama

The flag of Switzerland consists of a red background with a white cross in the centre.

Switzerland

The flag of Argentina has 3 equal horizontal bands in light blue, white and light blue with a golden sun in the middle.

Argentina

The Ukrainian flag has two equally sized horizontal stripes in blue and yellow.

Ukraine

The flag of Georgia has a white background with a large red cross in the centre and a smaller red cross in each quarter.

Georgia

Ethiopia's flag has 3 green, yellow and red horizontal bands with a golden pentagram on a blue circle in the centre.

Ethiopia

The flag of Moldova has 3 vertical bands in blue, yellow and red with the coat of arms of Moldova in the centre.

Moldova

The Nigerian flag has 3 equal vertical bands in green, white and green.

Nigeria

The Tajikistan flag has 3 horizontal red, white and green bands with a yellow crown and arc of seven stars at the centre.

Tajikistan

The flag of Sweden has a light blue background with a yellow or gold Nordic cross slightly off centre to the left.

Sweden

The Serbian flag has equal horizontal bands in red, blue and white (from top to bottom) with a coat of arms off centre left.

Serbia

The flag of Mexico has 3 vertical green, white and red bands with Mexico's national coat of arms in the centre.

Mexico

The Belarus flag has 2 horizontal bands in red (double width) and green, with a patterned white vertical stripe on the left.

Belarus

The flag of Paraguay has 3 horizontal bands in red, white and blue, with the circular coat of arms of Paraguay in the centre.

Paraguay

The flag of Niger has 3 horizontal bands of orange, white and green, with an orange circle in the centre.

Niger

The flag of Kyrgyzstan has a red background with a yellow sun in the centre with 40 rays, crossed by two sets of three lines.

Kyrgyzstan

The Australian flag has a blue background with the Union Jack in the upper right corner and a constellation of 6 white stars.

Australia

The flag of Mali has three equal vertical bands in green, gold and red.

Mali

The Burkina Faso flag has 2 equal horizontal bands of red (above) and green, with a yellow five-pointed star in the middle.

Burkina Faso

The Tanzania flag consists of a green triangle and light blue triangle separated diagonally by a yellow-edged black band.

Tanzania

The flag of Uganda has 6 horizontal bands in black, yellow, red, black, yellow and red with a white circle containing a bird.

Uganda

The flag of Ghana consists of three horizontal bands in red, gold and green with a black five-point star in the centre.

Ghana

The flag of Côte d'Ivoir has 3 equal vertical bands in orange, white and green.

Côte d'Ivoire

The flag of Kosovo has a blue background and six white stars in an arc above a golden map of Kosovo.

Kosovo

The flag of Armenia is a tricolour with 3 equal horizontal bands in red, blue and orange.

Armenia

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Haiti

The Rwandan flag has 3 horizontal bands in blue (double width), yellow and green with a yellow sun in the upper left corner.

Rwanda

The Guinea-Conakry flag consists of 3 vertical bands in red, yellow and green.

Guinea-Conakry

The Guinea-Bissau flag has a vertical red band with a black star and 2 horizontal yellow and green bands on the right.

Guinea-Bissau

The flag of Malta has two equal white and red vertical halves with a George Cross in the upper left corner.

Malta

The Burundi flag has a white cross dividing red and green triangles, with a white circle and 6 red stars in the centre.

Burundi

South Sudan's flag has 3 horizontal black, red and green bands divided by white stripes with a blue triangle and gold star.South Sudan's flag has 3 horizontal black, red and green bands divided by white stripes with a blue triangle and gold star.

South Sudan

The Guyana Flag has a green background with a black edged red triangle and a larger white-edged golden triangle on the left.

Guyana

Mozambique's flag has 3 horizontal teal, white-edged black and yellow bands and a red triangle on the left with an emblem.

Mozambique

The Malawi Flag consists of 3 horizontal black, red and green bands, with a red rising sun centred on the top black band.

Malawi

The flag of Finland has a white background with a navy blue cross off centre to the left.

Finland

The flag of the Czech Republic Flag has 2 equal horizontal white and red bands and a blue triangle based on the left.

Czech Republic

The flag of Angola is divided horizontally into 2 red and black bands, with a yellow star and emblem in the centre.

Angola

The flag of the European Union has a circle of twelve golden stars on a bright blue background.

European Union

The United Nations flag has a sky blue background with a white emblem between two white olive branches in the centre.

United Nations

The Gulf Cooperation Council flag has a green background and a hexagon containing a map of the region inside a larger circle.

GCC

10th Anniversary

A decade goes by quickly when you’re greeting the world.

This is the 10th Year of Culture. So many new ideas and collaborations have been created over the past decade from Qatar-Japan in 2012 until now, when for the first time, we're partnering with an entire region - MENASA. Here’s to many more years of connecting with old friends and friends to be.

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