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Old Al Ghanim (Arabic: الغانم العتيق‎) is a neighborhood of Doha, the capital of Qatar, located in the municipality of Ad Dawhah. It forms a part of Doha's historic downtown.[1] A notable landmark was the New World Centre, a supermarket established in 1987.[1] It has since been relocated.[2] Numerous other local businesses have also been relocated to other parts of Doha by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment so it could carry out massive-scale reconstruction of the neighborhood and clear out portions to make way for the Doha Metro.[1] The Al Ghanim Central Bus station is another important landmark found here.

Old Al Ghanim

الغانم العتيق
Al Khaybar Street in Old Al Ghanim
Al Khaybar Street in Old Al Ghanim
Old Al Ghanim is located in Doha
Old Al Ghanim
Old Al Ghanim
Old Al Ghanim is located in Qatar
Old Al Ghanim
Old Al Ghanim
Coordinates: 25°16′42″N 51°32′29″E / 25.27833°N 51.54139°E / 25.27833; 51.54139Coordinates: 25°16′42″N 51°32′29″E / 25.27833°N 51.54139°E / 25.27833; 51.54139
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd Dawhah
ZoneZone 6, Zone 16
District no.8
Area
 • Total0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total17,692
 • Density65,000/sq mi (25,000/km2)

InfrastructureEdit

Indian healthcare company Aster DM Healthcare opened a clinic in Old Al Ghanim in October 2014.[3]

TransportEdit

Transportation company Mowasalat's main bus station is located in Old Al Ghanim.[4]

Major roads that run through the district are Grand Hamad Street, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Thani Street, Jabr Bin Mohammed Street, B Ring Road, Ras Abu Aboud Street and Airport Street.[5]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2010 census, the district comprised 3,424 housing units[6] and 887 establishments.[7] There were 17,692 people living in the district, of which 87% were male and 13% were female. Out of the 17,692 inhabitants, 91% were 20 years of age or older and 9% were under the age of 20.[8]

Employed persons made up 84% of the population. Females accounted for 3% of the working population, while males accounted for 97% of the working population.[8]

Year Population
1986[9] 10,399
1997[10] 10,219
2004[11] 11,312
2010[12] 17,692

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lesley Walker (29 December 2014). "Report: Dozens of businesses in Doha's old downtown face evictions". Doha News. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. ^ Anisha Bijukumar (6 December 2017). "Hidden gems: The Kebab street of Old Al Ghanim". The Peninsula. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Aster Medical Centre opens in Al Ghanim". NRI Cafe. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. ^ Shabina S. Khatri (8 April 2016). "Six things to know about using the bus system in Qatar". Doha News. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Index map of Qatar". ArcGIS.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Housing units, by type of unit and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Establishments by status of establishment and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Geo Statistics Application". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  9. ^ "1986 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "1997 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  11. ^ "2004 population census". Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  12. ^ "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.