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Doha (Arabic: الدوحة‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, literally: "the big tree") is the caipital ceety o the state o Qatar. Locatit on the Persian Gulf, it haed a population o aboot 1.5 million.[1] an is an aa ane o the municipalities o Qatar. Doha is Qatar's lairgest ceety, wi ower 80% o the naition's population residin in Doha or its surroondin suburbs, an is an aa the economic centre o the kintra.

Doha skyline in the morn
Doha skyline in the morn
Doha is locatit in Qatar
Location o Doha within Qatar
Coordinates: 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E / 25.28667°N 51.53333°E / 25.28667; 51.53333Coordinates: 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E / 25.28667°N 51.53333°E / 25.28667; 51.53333
Kintra  Qatar
Municipality Ad-Dawhah
Established 1825
 • metropolis 132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • metropolis 1,351,000
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
 • Metro N/A
Time zone AST (UTC+3)

Doha an aa serves as the seat o govrenment o Qatar, which is ruled bi Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Doha is hame tae the Education Ceety, an aurie devotit tae research an education. Doha wis the steid o the first meenisterial-level meetin o the Doha Development Roond o Warld Tred Organisation negotiations. The ceety o Doha an aa held the 2006 Asian Games, which wis the lairgest Asian Games iver held.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Doha municipality accounts for 40% of Qatar population". Gulf Times. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. Tirana binjakëzohet me Dohan, Tv Klan 2012-02-12 (in Albanian)