Qatar Peninsula


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Noun1.Qatar Peninsula - a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf
Arabia, Arabian Peninsula - a peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resources
Katar, Qatar, State of Katar, State of Qatar - an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
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Human habitation of the Qatar Peninsula dates far back to nearly four thousand years BC, according to archaeological evidences, excavations, inscriptions and scarce potteries found in various areas of the country.
Our priorities extend to the development of the system of securing the coasts and borders of the State, especially as Qatar Peninsula has long coasts representing 75 percent of its borders, which places greater obligation on the Ministry of the Interior to complete the coastguard fleet and to strengthen it with modern naval vessels and equipment to counter infiltration and smuggling attempts and to raise capacity to counter any hostile and subversive acts, in light of the changes in the region," he added.
Since the year 150 AD, 'Katara' was the first and most ancient name designated for Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps.
Nick Ecart, director for the Middle East and Africa at ASTM International, in an interview with Qatar Peninsula said, We are about to launch the new product to the country which will enable QCS 2014 and all the referenced ASTM standards to be accessible from a single online platform.
The name of Al Thani is derived from that of the family's ancestor, Thani Bin Mohammad, father of Mohammad Bin Thani, who was the first shaikh to rule over the Qatar peninsula during the mid 19th century.
While the inspiration for the name dates back to 150 AD with the word 'Catara' being used by the Ancient Greeks to refer to the area known as the Qatar Peninsula, the focus is very much on the future both internationally and domestically.
It was originally used by the ancient Greeks to refer to what is now known as the Qatar Peninsula.

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