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Al Souq (Arabic: اسوق‎, romanizedAs Sūq; also spelled As Sawq) is a commercial district in Qatar, located in the municipality of Doha.[1] It was named for its high density of souqs (markets) in the southern section of the district.[2]

Al Souq

اسوق
District
The Qatar Central Bank (center, left) and Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center (center, right) as seen from the Doha Corniche promenade.
The Qatar Central Bank (center, left) and Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center (center, right) as seen from the Doha Corniche promenade.
Al Souq is located in Doha
Al Souq
Al Souq
Al Souq is located in Qatar
Al Souq
Al Souq
Coordinates: 25°17′20″N 51°32′13″E / 25.28889°N 51.53694°E / 25.28889; 51.53694Coordinates: 25°17′20″N 51°32′13″E / 25.28889°N 51.53694°E / 25.28889; 51.53694
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah
ZoneZone 7
District no.9
Area
 • Total0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total679
 • Density2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)

Abdullah bin Jassim Street services numerous government buildings and banks in the northern end of the district, including Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center, Qatar Central Bank, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment. All of the district's souqs are located south of Abdullah bin Jassim Street. Its souqs include Souq Al Badi, Souq Al Faleh, Souq Al Asiery, Souq Al Dira, and Souq Al Jaber.[2]

Doha's largest souq, Souq Waqif, is located to the immediate west of the district in Al Jasrah, which is separated from Al Souq by Grand Hamad Street.[2]

TransportEdit

Major roads that run through the district are Grand Hamad Street, Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Ali Bin Abdullah Street, and Corniche Street.[3]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2010 census, the district comprised 83 housing units[4] and 699 establishments.[5] There were 679 people living in the district, of which 97% were male and 3% were female. Out of the 679 inhabitants, 97% were 20 years of age or older and 3% were under the age of 20. The literacy rate stood at 97.8%.[6]

Employed persons made up 97% of the population. Females accounted for 0% of the working population, while males accounted for 100% of the working population.[6]

Year Population
1986[7] 1,484
1997[8] 1,353
2004[9] 1,901
2010[1] 679

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "District map". The Centre for Geographic Information Systems of Qatar. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Index map of Qatar". ArcGIS.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ a b "Geo Statistics Application". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ "1986 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  8. ^ "1997 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  9. ^ "2004 population census". Qatar Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.