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Emir of Qatar

Hamad bin KhalifaHamad bin Khalifa

Date of Birth: 1952
Birth Place: Doha, Qatar
Political Party: None
Arrival in Power: 27 June 1995
Religion: Sunni Muslim
Profession: Noble


Hamad bin Khalifa was born in Doha, Qatar, in 1952. He is the current Emir of Qatar. He studied at Sandhurst Military Academy. Before becoming Emir he joined the military and eventually rose to the rank of Major General and also Commander in Chief. He deposed his father in 1995 and subsequently became Emir.

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Updated on: December 28, 2011