Doha

Doha

الدوحة
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Doha skyline in the morning, modern buildings in West Bay district, Amiri Diwan which serves as the office of the Amir of Qatar, Sheraton hotel, Souq Waqif, Sword Arch on Hamad Street
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Doha skyline in the morning, modern buildings in West Bay district, Amiri Diwan which serves as the office of the Amir of Qatar, Sheraton hotel, Souq Waqif, Sword Arch on Hamad Street
Doha is located in Qatar
Doha
Doha
Location of Doha within Qatar
Doha is located in Asia
Doha
Doha
Doha (Asia)
Coordinates: 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E / 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E / 25.28667; 51.53333(2018)[1]
 • City proper2,382,000
 • Density18,000/km2 (47,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)

Doha (Arabic: الدوحة‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, pronounced [adˈdawħa]) is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar. It has a population of 1,850,000.[1] The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 80% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is also the economic centre of the country.

Doha was founded in the 1820s as an offshoot of Al Bidda. It was officially declared as the country's capital in 1971, when Qatar gained independence from being a British Protectorate.[2] As the commercial capital of Qatar and one of the emergent financial centres in the Middle East, Doha is considered a world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Doha accommodates Education City, an area devoted to research and education.

The city was host to the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. It was also selected as host city of a number of sporting events, including the 2006 Asian Games, the 2011 Pan Arab Games and most of the games at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. In December 2011, the World Petroleum Council held the 20th World Petroleum Conference in Doha.[3] Additionally, the city hosted the 2012 UNFCCC Climate Negotiations and is set to host many of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[4]The city has also hosted the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in April 2019.

Etymology

According to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the name "Doha" originated from the Arabic term dohat, meaning "roundness"—a reference to the rounded bays surrounding the area's coastline.[5]

Other Languages
Acèh: Doha
Afrikaans: Doha
አማርኛ: ዶሃ
العربية: الدوحة
arpetan: Doha
asturianu: Doḥa
Avañe'ẽ: Doha
azərbaycanca: Doha
تۆرکجه: دوحه
বাংলা: দোহা
Bân-lâm-gú: Doha
башҡортса: Доһа
беларуская: Доха
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Доха
Bikol Central: Doha
български: Доха
བོད་ཡིག: དྷོ་ཧ།
bosanski: Doha
brezhoneg: Doha
буряад: Доха
català: Doha
čeština: Dauhá
chiShona: Doha
Cymraeg: Doha
dansk: Doha
Deutsch: Doha
डोटेली: दोहा
eesti: Doha
Ελληνικά: Ντόχα
español: Doha
Esperanto: Doho
estremeñu: Doha
euskara: Doha
فارسی: دوحه
Fiji Hindi: Doha
français: Doha
Frysk: Doha
Gaeilge: Doha
Gàidhlig: Doha
galego: Doha
ગુજરાતી: દોહા
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Doha
한국어: 도하
Hausa: Doha
հայերեն: Դոհա
हिन्दी: दोहा, क़तर
hornjoserbsce: Doha
hrvatski: Doha
Ido: Doha
Ilokano: Doha
Bahasa Indonesia: Doha
interlingua: Doha
Interlingue: Doha
Ирон: Дохæ
íslenska: Doha
italiano: Doha
עברית: דוחה
Jawa: Doha
kalaallisut: Doha
ಕನ್ನಡ: ದೊಹಾ
ქართული: დოჰა
қазақша: Доһа
Kinyarwanda: Doha
Kiswahili: Doha
Kreyòl ayisyen: Doha
kurdî: Doha
Кыргызча: Доха
Latina: Doha
latviešu: Doha
Lëtzebuergesch: Doha
lietuvių: Doha
Ligure: Doha
Livvinkarjala: Doha
lumbaart: Doha
magyar: Doha
मैथिली: दोहा
македонски: Доха
Malagasy: Doha
മലയാളം: ദോഹ
मराठी: दोहा
მარგალური: დოჰა
مصرى: الدوحه
مازِرونی: دوحه
Bahasa Melayu: Doha
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Doha
монгол: Доха
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဒိုဟာမြို့
Nāhuatl: Doha
Nederlands: Doha
नेपाली: दोहा
日本語: ドーハ
нохчийн: Духьа
norsk: Doha
norsk nynorsk: Doha
occitan: Doha
олык марий: Дохо
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Doʻha
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਦੋਹਾ
پنجابی: دوحہ
Papiamentu: Doha
پښتو: دوحه
Piemontèis: Doha
polski: Doha
português: Doha
Qaraqalpaqsha: Doha
română: Doha
русский: Доха
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱫᱚᱦᱟ
Scots: Doha
shqip: Doha
sicilianu: Doha
Simple English: Doha
slovenčina: Dauha
slovenščina: Doha
ślůnski: Doha
Soomaaliga: Dooxa
کوردی: دەوحە
српски / srpski: Доха
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Doha
suomi: Doha
svenska: Doha
Tagalog: Doha
தமிழ்: தோகா
Taqbaylit: Dawḥa
татарча/tatarça: Doha
ไทย: โดฮา
тоҷикӣ: Дуҳа
Türkçe: Doha
Türkmençe: Doha
українська: Доха
اردو: دوحہ
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: دوھا
vèneto: Doha
vepsän kel’: Doh
Tiếng Việt: Doha
Volapük: Däuha
Winaray: Doha
吴语: 多哈
ייִדיש: דאכא
Yorùbá: Doha
粵語: 多哈
žemaitėška: Duoha
中文: 多哈