Ras Abu Aboud

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Ras Abu Aboud
Settlement
Ras Abu Aboud is located in Doha
Ras Abu Aboud
Ras Abu Aboud
Coordinates: 25°17′23″N 51°34′44″E / 25.2897°N 51.5789°E / 25.2897; 51.5789Coordinates: 25°17′23″N 51°34′44″E / 25.2897°N 51.5789°E / 25.2897; 51.5789
Country Qatar
Municipality Doha
Area
 • Total 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)

Ras Abu Aboud is a district located in the municipality of Doha in Qatar. It is an industrial district containing power and desalination plants.[1] It accommodates one of the three major power stations which supply electricity to the whole country.[2] It is one of the proposed venues for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. [3]

Power station[edit]

Inaugurated in 1963, the Ras Abu Aboud power station was built at a cost of QR 1 billion. It had a capacity of 60 MW in 1970, and an expansion in 1972 increased this to 90 MW. After several more expansions, by 1976 its capacity had been increased to 102.5 MW.[4]

Desalination plant[edit]

In 1983, over QR 50 million had been invested in the desalination plant and it had a production of 11.5 million per day.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Year Population
1986[5] 2,338
1997[6] 1969
2004[7] 770
2010[8] 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Report: Qatar 2012. Oxford Business Group. 2012. p. 83.
  2. ^ Qatar Labor Laws and Regulations Handbook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws. IBP. 2013. p. 165. ISBN 978-1438781501.
  3. ^ Saraiva, Alexia. "Get To Know The 8 2022 Qatar World Cup Stadiums". ArchDaily.
  4. ^ a b Whelan, John (1983). Qatar, a MEED practical guide. London: Middle East Economic Digest. p. 113. ISBN 0950521191.
  5. ^ "1986 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ "1997 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  7. ^ "2004 population census". Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  8. ^ "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.