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Municipalities of Qatar

 

Municipalities of Qatar

Municipalities of Qatar
بلديات قطر (Arabic)
Category Unitary state
Location State of Qatar
Number 7 Municipalities
Populations 7,975 (Madinat ash Shamal) – 796,947 (Doha)
Areas 51 square miles (130 km2) (Doha) – 345 square miles (890 km2) (Al Rayyan)
Government Municipality government, National government
Subdivisions Community

Since 2004, Qatar has been divided into seven municipalities.[1] A new municipality, Al Daayen, was created under Resolution No. 13,[2] formed from parts of Umm Salal and Al Khawr; at the same time, Al Ghuwariyah was merged with Al Khawr; Al Jumaliyah was merged with Ar Rayyan; Jarayan al Batnah was split between Ar Rayyan and Al Wakrah; and Mesaieed was merged with Al Wakrah.

For statistical purposes, the municipalities are further subdivided into 87 zones(as of 2004), which are in turn subdivided into blocks [3].

Contents

  • History 1
  • Municipalities 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

History

According to Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning,[3] in 1963, the first municipality was the Municipality of Qatar, created under Law No. 11. Later in the same year, its name was changed to Municipality of Doha by Law No. 15. Then, in 17 July 1972,Ar Rayyan, Al Wakrah, Al Khawr and Dhekra, Ash Shamal, and Umm Salal municipalities created under Resolution No.11. In 1997, Umm Sa'id municipality formed from parts of Al Wakrah (former HASC code QA.WA, FIPS code QA05) and Jariyan al Batnah (QA.JB, QA07). At that time, the municipalities were as shown in this table:

In 2004, Al Daayen municipality created under Resolution No. 13. Judging from maps of the municipalities before and after this change, Al Daayen was formed from parts of Umm Salal and Al Khawr; at the same time, Al Ghuwariyah merged with Al Khawr; Al Jumaliyah merged with Ar Rayyan; and Jarayan al Batnah was split between Ar Rayyan and Al Wakrah.

Municipalities

Key Municipality Arabic Population (2010)[4] Area(km²) Area(mi²)
1 Madinat ash Shamal الشمال 7,975 902 348
2 Al Khor الخور 193,983 1,551 599
3 Umm Salal أم صلال 60,509 310 120
4 Al Daayen الضعاين 43,176 236 91
5 Ar Rayyan الريان 455,623 5,818 2,246
6 Ad Dawhah الدوحة 796,947 234 90
7 Al Wakrah الوكرة 141,222 2,520 973
Total 1,699,435 11,571 4,467

See also

References

  1. ^ "Qatar Municipalities". Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning. Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. 
  2. ^ AlDaayen Municipality
  3. ^ [4]
  4. ^ "Census 2010". Qatar Statistics Authority. 2010. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 


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