Map of Qatar with Al-Rayyan highlighted
|Coordinates (Al-Rayyan): Coordinates:|
|• Mayor||Rashid Hamad Al-Hajri|
|• Total||2,450 km2 (950 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AST (UTC+3)|
|ISO 3166 code||QA-RA|
Al-Rayyan (Arabic: الريان) also Ar Rayyan is the third-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 primary settlement is the town of the same name, which largely surrounds Doha city and functions as a suburb, with vast expanse of undeveloped lands administered by the municipality. Al-Rayyan is bordered by the following municipalities:
Al Rayyan Municipality was created as an independent municipal administration by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in 1972.
Since 2004, Al Jumaliyah municipality was merged with Al Rayyan municipality; Jarayan al Batnah was split between municipality Al Rayyan and municipality Al Wakrah, Doha Industrial Area split off, Zone 58 of Doha is an enclave in Ar Rayyan.
In 2014, the western city of Al-Shahaniya was dissociated from Al Rayyan Municipality to form its own municipality. Integrating approximately 35% of Al Rayyan's area into the new municipality, some of Al Rayyan's western localities such as Al Gharbiam, Al Utouriya, Al Jemailiya, Umm Bab, Rawdat Rashed, Al Nasraniya, Dukhan and Al Khurayb were also included in the new municipality.
As of 2015, there are 199 schools, 507 mosques, 26 health care facilities, and 51 community centers or malls operating within the municipality.
Note: 2010 adjusted figures here, 2015 preliminary figures
|Registered live births by nationality and sex|
The following administrative zones are found in Al Rayyan Municipality as of 2015:
|Zone||Area (km²)||Population (2015)|
Gharrafat Al Rayyan
Old Al Rayyan
Fereej Al Zaeem
|New Al Rayyan
|Fereej Al Amir
Fereej Al Soudan
|Fereej Al Soudan
New Fereej Al Ghanim
Fereej Al Murra
Fereej Al Manaseer
|Fereej Al Asiri
New Fereej Al Khulaifat
Landmarks and historic sites
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- "Al Rayyan Municipality". Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
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- Hisham Yassin (16 January 2014). "بلدية الشحانية تضم %35 من مساحة الريان الحالية" (in Arabic). Al Arab. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- "The Simplified Census of Population, Housing & Establishments 2015" (PDF). Ministry of Municipality and Environment. April 2015. pp. 65–66. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "بروة تستعد لبناء "مدينة العمال" الثانية بكلفة 4 مليارات ريال" (in Arabic). Al Sharq. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "Population from 1986–2009". Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- "Population and social statistics". Qatar Statistics Authority. 2004. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- "Census 2010". Qatar Statistics Authority. 2010. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
- "Population statistics". Qatar Information Exchange. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Qatar Statistics Authority website". Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- "Al Rayyan Municipality". Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
- "تعيين 112 مديراً ورئيساً لقسم ومكتب في 8 بلديات" (in Arabic). Al Sharq. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- "Universities in Qatar". Life in Qatar. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
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