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Al Shagub (Arabic: الشقب‎, romanizedAsh Shaqb; also spelled Al Shaqab) is a district of Al Rayyan City in Qatar, located in the municipality of Al Rayyan.[3] As the district houses the universities in Qatar Foundation's educational project Education City, the district itself is sometimes referred to as Education City. Qatar Foundation has played a major role in developing the district.[citation needed]

Al Shagub

الشقب
District
Al Shagub is located in Qatar
Al Shagub
Al Shagub
Coordinates: 25°18′27″N 51°26′29″E / 25.30750°N 51.44139°E / 25.30750; 51.44139Coordinates: 25°18′27″N 51°26′29″E / 25.30750°N 51.44139°E / 25.30750; 51.44139
Country Qatar
MunicipalityAl Rayyan
ZoneZone 52
District no.63
Area
 • Total3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Elevation24 m (79 ft)

HistoryEdit

J.G. Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf gives an account of Al Shagub in 1908. He describes it as a "Bedouin camping ground" that is "7 miles west of Dohah and a little north-east of Maraikh". He goes on to write "there is a fort here with a masonry well, 6 fathoms deep, of good water inside; it is on the way from Dohah to Wajbah."[4]

InfrastructureEdit

The district houses Education City's university campuses, including Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, and Georgetown University in Qatar. Other facilities affiliated with Qatar Foundation are situated in Al Shagub and the nearby north-bound districts of Gharrafat Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa.[5]

The Al Shaqab Equestrian Center is located towards the southern edge of the district. Al Shaqab Fort is found near the original site of the equestrian center.[6] To the immediate south of the equestrian center is the Al Rayyan Municipal Office in the district of Old Al Rayyan.[5]

TransportEdit

Currently, the underground Al Shaqab Metro Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 1. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Green Line.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Area Map". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Al Shagub, Zone 52, Qatar on the Elevation Map". elevationmap.net. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "2015 Population census" (PDF). Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. April 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ "'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol. II. Geographical and Statistical. J G Lorimer. 1908' [1528] (1643/2084)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 6 July 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ a b "GIS Portal". Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  6. ^ Barry Neild (20 March 2018). "A five-star resort for horses: Qatar's Al Shaqab equestrian center". CNN. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  7. ^ "QAR Metro". arcgis.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.