Country : Qatar
Municipality : Ad Dawahah
Establidhed : 1850 AD
City Area : 132 km2 (51 sq mi)
City Population : 1,450,000
Population Density : 10,984.8/km2 (28,450/sq mi)
Time Zone : AST (UTC+3)
Doha literally means place where there are beautiful flowers and large trees to provide shelter.It was founded in 1850, originally known as Al-Bida.in 1916, Doha became the capital of British protectorate of Qatar, and in 1971 it was declared the capital of an independent state, Qatar. It is located in a shallow bay about half way up the east coast of the Quatar peninsula, facing the UAE.In 2004 the population of daha was 340,000, however its populltion has hugely espanded in recent years.
The shinng jwell of Quatar, Doaha is a multicultural city. it hoists upto 80% of the total population of the country. The city is the cener of the oil and fishing industries making it the economic centre of the country.Having hosted the 2006 Asian Games, the city is home to many sports complexes as well.