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Location of the municipality of Doha within Qatar.
Coordinates: 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E / 25.28667°N 51.533333°E / 25.28667; 51.533333Coordinates: 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E / 25.28667°N 51.533333°E / 25.28667; 51.533333
Country Qatar
Municipality Ad Dawhah
Established 1850
 • City 132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
 • City 339,847
 • Density 2,574/km2 (6,690/sq mi)
 • Metro 998,651
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

Doha (Arabic: الدوحة;, Ad-Dawḥah or Ad-Dōḥah) is the capital city of Qatar. It has a population of 400,051 (2005), and is at 25.3° N 51.5333° E, on the Persian Gulf. The city is home to Doha International Airport and the major oil and fishing industries. Doha is also home to Education City, an area devoted to research and education. Doha was the host of the 2006 Asian Games, a major Asian sporting event.


It is bordered by Saudi Arabia on its South and the Persian gulf on its North, East and West.