Municipalities of Qatar

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Municipalities of Qatar
بلديات قطر (Arabic)
Qatar, administrative divisions - Nmbrs - colored.svg
Category Unitary state
Location State of Qatar
Number 8 Municipalities
Populations 8,794 (Al Shamal) – 956,457 (Doha)
Areas 203 km2 (78.3 sq mi) (Doha) – 3,309 km2 (1,277.6 sq mi) (Al-Shahaniya)
Government Municipality government, National government
Subdivisions Community

Since 2015, Qatar has been divided into eight municipalities.[1] A new municipality, Al Daayen, was created under Resolution No. 13,[2] formed from parts of Umm Salal and Al Khawr; at the same time, Al Ghuwariyah was merged with Al Khawr; Al Jumaliyah was merged with Ar Rayyan; Jarayan al Batnah was split between Ar Rayyan and Al Wakrah; and Mesaieed was merged with Al Wakrah.[3] In 2014, the western city of Al-Shahaniya split off from Al Rayyan Municipality to form its own municipality.[4]

For statistical purposes, the municipalities are further subdivided into 98 zones (as of 2015), which are in turn subdivided into blocks.[5]

History[edit]

According to Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning,[6] in 1963, the first municipality was the Municipality of Qatar, created under Law No. 11. Later in the same year, its name was changed to Municipality of Doha by Law No. 15. Then, on 17 July 1972, Ar Rayyan, Al Wakrah, Al Khawr and Dhekra, Ash Shamal, and Umm Salal municipalities created under Resolution No.11. In 1997, Umm Sa'id municipality formed from parts of Al Wakrah (former HASC code QA.WA, FIPS code QA05) and Jariyan al Batnah (QA.JB, QA07).

In 2004, Al Daayen municipality created under Resolution No. 13. Judging from maps of the municipalities before and after this change, Al Daayen was formed from parts of Umm Salal and Al Khawr; at the same time, Al Ghuwariyah merged with Al Khawr; Al Jumaliyah merged with Ar Rayyan; and Jarayan al Batnah was split between Ar Rayyan and Al Wakrah.

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.[7]

Municipalities[edit]

Key Municipality Arabic Population (2015)[5] Area (km²) Area (mi²)
1 Al Shamal الشمال 8,794 859.8 331.9
2 Al Khor الخور 202,031 1613.3 622.8
3 Umm Salal أم صلال 90,835 318.4 122.9
4 Al Daayen الضعاين 54,339 290.2 112
5 Al Rayyan الريان 605,712 2450 946
6 Ad Dawhah (Doha) الدوحة 956,457 202.7 78.3
7 Al Wakrah الوكرة 299,037 2577.7 995.2
8 Al-Shahaniya الشحانية 187,571 3309 1277.6
Total 2,404,776 11,621.1 4,486.7

Former municipalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qatar Municipalities". Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  2. ^ AlDaayen Municipality
  3. ^ "Qatar Census Geography & Administrative Boundary 1986-2015". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Hisham Yassin (16 January 2014). "بلدية الشحانية تضم %35 من مساحة الريان الحالية" (in Arabic). Al Arab. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "2015 Population census" (PDF). Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. April 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Hisham Yassin (16 January 2014). "بلدية الشحانية تضم %35 من مساحة الريان الحالية" (in Arabic). Al Arab. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c "Population By Gender, Municipality And Zone". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. March 2004. Retrieved 9 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Law No. 12 of 2006 concerning the Cancelled Municipality of Mesaieed". almeezan.qa. Retrieved 9 August 2017.