By Erika Widén
Designed to celebrate National Day, it is 101,000 sq m in size and the length of 19 football pitches
Qatar is to celebrate National Day 2013 by producing the world’s largest ever flag, which is 101,000 square metres in size and the length of 19 football pitches and has been verified by the Guinness World Records.
The flag will be unveiled near Lusail city in time for Qatari National Day. The 10-tonne flag has been named the ‘Flag of Gratitude and Loyalty’ and it has been reported that it took three planes to import the fabric needed to make it.
The 101,000sqm flag has been verified as the world’s largest by the Guinness World Records (GWR), beating the previous 79,000sqm record held by Romania since May 2012.
Qatar National Day will take place on December 18 and hotels and establishments across the country have been asked to display the Qatari flag as a sign of solidarity.