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Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
NameHamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني
7th Emir of Qatar
Reign27 June 1995 � present
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Coronation20 June 2000
PredecessorKhalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
SuccessorTamim bin Hamad Al Thani
RegentSee list
Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber
SpouseMariam bint Muhammad
Mozah bint Nasser
Noora bint Khalid
See Marriages and children
HouseHouse of Thani
FatherKhalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
MotherSheikha Al-Atiyyah
ReligionSunni Islam

Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Royal NameThe Emir of Qatar
DipstyleHis Highness
OffstyleYour Highness

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Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani ( ; born on 1 January 1952) is the ruling Emir of the State of Qatar since 1995.

Sheikh Hamad was the appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar between 1977 and 1995 and at the same time Minister of Defense. In the early 1980s he led the Supreme Planning Council, which sets the Qatar's basic economic and social policies. Starting in 1992, Hamad had a growing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the country, including the development of Qatar's oil and natural gas resources. On 27 June 1995, after deposing his father in a palace coup, Sheikh Hamad became Emir of Qatar and was crowned on 20 June 2000.

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