Municipalities of Qatar


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Before 2004, Qatar was divided into 10 municipalities (baladiyah):

  1. Doha (Ad Dawhah) الدوحة
  2. Al Ghuwariyah الغويرية
  3. Al Jumaliyah الجميلية
  4. Al Khawr الخور
  5. Al Wakrah الوكرة
  6. Ar Rayyan الريان
  7. Jariyan al Batnah جريان الباطنة
  8. Madinat ash Shamal الشمال
  9. Umm Salal أم صلال
  10. Mesaieed مسيعيد

Since 2004, Qatar has been divided into eight 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; and Jarayan al Batnah was split between Ar Rayyan and Al Wakrah.

For statistical purposes, the municipalities are further subdivided into zones (87 in number as of 2004), which are in turn subdivided into blocks [2].

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History

According to Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning [3], in year 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 17th of 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:

Municipality HASC HISO HFIPS Population Area(km.²) Area(mi.²) Capital
Ad Dawhah QA.DA DA QA01 339,847 132 51 Doha
Al Ghuwariyah QA.GH GH QA02 2,159 622 240 Al Ghuwayriyah
Al Jumaliyah QA.JU JU QA03 10,303 2,565 990 Al Jumayliyah
Al Khawr QA.KH KH QA04 31,547 996 385 Al Khawr
Al Wakrah QA.AW WA QA10 31,441 1,114 430 Al Wakrah
Ar Rayyan QA.RA RA QA06 272,860 889 343 Ar Rayyan
Jariyan al Batnah QA.JR JB QA11 6,678 3,715 1,434 Umm Bab
Madinat ach Shamal QA.MS MS QA08 4,915 901 348 Dukhan
Umm Sa'id QA.UD QA12 12,674 Umm Sa'id
Umm Salal QA.US US QA09 31,605 493 190 Umm Silal'ait
Total: 10 municipalities 744,029 11,427 4,412

Please note that the population is from 2004 census.

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.

Populations (2010 Census, provisional)

  • Al Dayyan [Al Daayen] 43,938
  • Al Khor 198,271
  • Al Rayyan 444,557
  • Al Shamal 10,408
  • Al Wakra 136,600
  • Doha 806,577
  • Umm Salal 56,212
  • Total 1,696,563

Areas

The below tables shows the total area of each municipality.

Municipality Area(km.²) Area(mi.²)
Ad Dawhah 234 90
Al Daayen 236 91
Al Khawr 1,551 599
Al Wakrah 2,520 973
Ar Rayyan 5,818 2,246
Madinat ach Shamal 902 348
Umm Salal 310 120
Total: 7 municipalities 11,571 4,467

See also

  • ISO 3166-2:QA
  • Qatar National Day

References

  1. ^ Municipalities of Qatar, Statoids.com
  2. ^ AlDaayen Municipality
  3. ^ [1]



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