Madinat ash Shamal

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Ash Shamal
الشمال
Municipality
Zubara Fort
Zubara Fort
Map of Qatar with Ash Shamal highlighted
Map of Qatar with Ash Shamal highlighted
Coordinates (Ar Ru'ays (Madinat ash Shamal)): 26°08′N 51°13′E / 26.14°N 51.22°E / 26.14; 51.22Coordinates: 26°08′N 51°13′E / 26.14°N 51.22°E / 26.14; 51.22
Country  Qatar
Capital Ar Ru'ays (Madinat ash Shamal)
Area
 • Total 902 km2 (348 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,975
 • Density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+03)
ISO 3166 code QA-MS

Ash-Shamal (Arabic: الشمال‎) is a municipality in the state of Qatar. Its capital is called Madinat ash-Shamal and it is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar.[2] The name means "City of the north" - although the population is barely over 5,000. Ash Shamal will be home to the proposed 45,330-seat Al-Shamal Stadium, one of 12 venues used in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Madinat ash Shamal includes Ras Rakan, the northernmost point of the Qatari peninsula, and as such is surrounded by the Persian Gulf in all directions except for the south. It borders the following municipalities:

The municipality is divided into three zones.

The only villages are (with population figures, as of census 2004-03-01)[6]:

Overview[edit]

Ash-Shamal Municipality was created by virtue of law No.19/1972 issued on 5/6/1319 AH - 17/7/1972, stating the creation of new municipalities: Al-Rayan, Al-Khor and Al-Dekhra, Al-Wakrah, Umm Salal, and Al-Shamal.

The Municipality supervises its administrative limits, which are:

  • Al-Shamal city
  • Al-Roweis
  • Abu Daluf
  • Al-Kaaban city
  • Ain Sanan
  • Al-Gamashiya
  • Fuwayret
  • Al-Judhe'
  • Al-Naaman
  • Al-Mafjar
  • Al-Garia
  • Al-Mourouna
  • Al-Jasasiya
  • Umm Jasem
  • Fuhreiayahah
  • Al-Khuwair
  • Al-Arish
  • Ein Mohamad
  • Kaser al-Zoubara

The organizational structure of the Municipality[edit]

Ash-Shamal Municipality comprises four principal departments headed and managed by Mr. Jabr Ben Ali al-Naee'mee, director of ash-Shamal Municipality.

The director's office, heading the director's assistants and the heads of the following departments:

  • Administrative and Financial Affairs Department
  • Health Affairs Department
  • Public Affairs Department
  • Technical Affairs Department

History[edit]

The town of Madinat ash-Shamal was founded in 200AD when settlers from the Mediterranean island of Crete arrived in the area.[citation needed]

Future Developments[edit]

Currently Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashgal) is Al Ruwais Port that is located in ash-Shamal. The port will include construction of basin, deepening the channel at 2900 meter length, passenger jetty, commercial crew jetty, protection wall, Infrastructure, storage areas, government offices, workshops, passenger terminal building etc.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The following table shows the population of ash-Shamal.[4] There is also a large immigrant population including Indian, Iranian, Welsh, Danish and German.

ash-Shamal Population
March 2004 March 1997 March 1986
4915 4059 4380

The following table shows the registered live births by nationality and sex for this municipality.[5][6] 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 19 32 51 9 12 21 28 44 72
2002 27 30 57 11 16 27 38 46 84
2003 29 37 66 17 18 35 46 55 101
2004 7 8 15 3 4 7 10 12 22
2005 36 47 83 14 12 26 50 59 109
2006 46 33 79 19 15 34 65 48 113
2007 36 42 78 18 19 37 54 61 115
2008 29 26 55 23 29 52 52 55 107
2009 26 31 57 9 15 24 35 46 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2010". Qatar Statistics Authority. 2010. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
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