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الدوحةad-Dawḥa
Location of the municipality of Doha within Qatar.
Location of the municipality of Doha within Qatar.
CountryQatar
MunicipalityAd Dawhah
Established1850
Area
 • City132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • City339,847
 • Density2,574/km2 (6,690/sq mi)
 • Metro
998,651
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

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.

Borders

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

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