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Map of Qatar with Al-Rayyan highlighted
|Coordinates (Al-Rayyan): Coordinates:|
|• Total||893 km2 (345 sq mi)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||QA-RA|
Al-Rayyan (Arabic: الريان) is the largest municipality in the state of Qatar. Al Rayyan means 'the source of irrigation' and as per Islam it also means 'a door in heaven' or 'one of the Gates of Paradise'. Its largest settlement is the town of the same name.
Al-Rayyan is bordered by the following municipalities:
- Umm Salal - northeast
- Doha - east
- Al Wakrah - southeast
- Jariyan al Batnah - southwest
- Al Jumaliyah - northwest
Al Rayyan Municipality was created as an independent municipal administration, under the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning by virtue of law No.19/1972 issued in 1979, stating, in its first article, the creation of municipalities in Qatar under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. In its second article, the law stated that each of these municipalities shall have a council headed by one person and comprising at least four members nominated by decree.
Among the most important regions and districts of Al Rayyan Municipality: Al-Wajba, al-Shakab, al-Rayyan, Maeedher, al-Ghorafa, Ein Khaled, Marrikh, al-Shahaniya, al-Khurayb, al-Nasraniya, al-Outouriya, al-Jamilya, aldoha
Since 2004, Al Jumaliyah municipality was merged with Al Rayyan municipality; Jarayan al Batnah was split between municipality Al Rayyan and municipality Al Wakrah.
|March 2004||March 1997||March 1986|
|Year||Qatari Male||Qatari Female||Total Qatari||Non Qatari Male||Non Qatari Female||Total Non Qatar||Total Male||Total Female||Grand Total|
Landmarks and historic sites
- There are several types of ancient castles.
- Tower Park and Aspire.
- Number of universities, colleges and institutes of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (Qatar Foundation).
- Number of sports clubs (Al Rayyan - Gharafa - Muaither - Sailiya)
- Many public gardens and parks.
- Racing and Equestrian Club.
- Circuit racing.