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Locale Code: ar-QA

The locale code represents Arabic language in Qatar.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive ar-QA locale data for Qatar
Country NameQatar
Country Name (Local)قطر / Qatar
Country Flag🇶🇦
Country Area11586 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)QA
Language NameArabic
Language Name (Local)العربية
Language Code (ISO 639-1)ar
RegionWestern Asia
Capital NameDoha
Capital Latitude25.27932
Capital Longitude51.52245
Postal Code Format
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The currency used for the locale code ar-QA is Qatari Rial.

Currency information for Qatar and ar-QA locale
Currency NameQatari Rial
Currency Name (Local)Qatari riyal
Currency CodeQAR
Currency Symbolر.ق
Currency Numeric634
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameDirham


Qatar has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+03:00.



Qatar shares only one border with Saudi Arabia and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'ar-QA' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, ar_QA is a locale code for Arabic language in Qatar. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.