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Doha skyline in the morning
Doha skyline in the morning
Doha is located in Qatar
Location of 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
Country  Qatar
Municipality Ad-Dawhah
Established 1825
 • metropolis 132 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • metropolis 1,351,000
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
 • Metro N/A
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. Doha has a sheikh called : Sheikh Tamim. The official language is English and Arabic. The biggest mall in Qatar is Qatar mall.

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It is bordered by Saudi Arabia on its South and the Persian gulf on its north, east and west. The nearest oversea country is Bahrain.

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