Al Ghuwariyah

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Al Ghuwariyah
الغويرية
Municipality
Map of Qatar with Al Ghuwariyah highlighted
Map of Qatar with Al Ghuwariyah highlighted
Coordinates (Al Ghuwairiya): 25°50′N 51°15′E / 25.84°N 51.25°E / 25.84; 51.25Coordinates: 25°50′N 51°15′E / 25.84°N 51.25°E / 25.84; 51.25
Country  Qatar
Capital Al Ghuwairiya
Area
 • Total 622 km2 (240 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,159
 • Density 3.5/km2 (9.0/sq mi)
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+03)
ISO 3166 code QA-GH

Al Ghuwariyah (الغويرية) was a municipality in the state Qatar. Al Ghuwariyah was once a municipality of Qatar until it was merged with Al Khor Municipality, which is in the east, in 2004.[1]

Al Ghuwariyah's western edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf. On land, it borders the following municipalities:

It has been mostly populated by the Al-Naimi tribe of Qatar since the early 1920s. Old folk tales talk of an ancient treasure that has been buried somewhere in Al Ghuwariyah that still has not been found till this day.

Demographics[edit]

The following table shows the population of Al Ghuwariyah.[2][2]

Al Ghuwariyah Population
March 2004 March 1997 March 1986
2159 1716 1629

The following table shows the registered live births by nationality and sex for this municipality.[3][4] Place of births is based on home municipality of mother at birth.

Registered live births by nationality and sex
Year Qatari Male Qatari Female Totoal Qatari Non Qatari Male Non Qatari Female Total Non Qatar Total Male Total Female Grand Total
2001 4 1 5 2 2 4 6 3 9
2002 5 2 7 3 4 7 8 6 14
2003 6 3 9 2 5 7 8 8 16
2004 23 30 53 19 15 34 42 45 87
2005 5 5 10 7 2 9 12 7 19
2006 7 4 11 3 7 10 10 11 21

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