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Gharrafat Al Rayyan (Arabic: غرافة الريان‎, romanizedGharāfat ar Rayyān) is a district of Al Rayyan City in Qatar, located in the municipality of Al Rayyan.[3]

Gharrafat Al Rayyan

غرافة الريان
District
View from Education City Community Housing bridge
View from Education City Community Housing bridge
Gharrafat Al Rayyan is located in Qatar
Gharrafat Al Rayyan
Gharrafat Al Rayyan
Coordinates: 25°19′55″N 51°25′38″E / 25.331917°N 51.427153°E / 25.331917; 51.427153Coordinates: 25°19′55″N 51°25′38″E / 25.331917°N 51.427153°E / 25.331917; 51.427153
CountryQatar
MunicipalityAl Rayyan
ZoneZone 51
District no.49
Area
 • Total8.0 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation29 m (95 ft)

EtymologyEdit

"Gharrafat" is derived from the Arabic word meaning "to scoop up". This name was earned due to the area's low elevation, allowing it to act as a floodplain from whence locals would collect water in the past. The second part of its name originates from the city of Al Rayyan, which translates to "irrigation"; it was given this name because it constitutes a part of the city.[4]

InfrastructureEdit

The district houses the Qatar Science & Technology Park, the Qatar National Convention Centre, Education City community housing and other facilities of Qatar Foundation. North-east of the district is Al Gharrafa, which hosts the Sidra Medical and Research Center. To the south is the district of Al Shagub, which accommodates other facilities of Qatar Foundation's, such as Education City's universities.[4]

Gharrafat Al Rayyan Health Center services the district as well as the southern villages and towns in Umm Salal and Al Daayen.[5]

The Ministry of Interior's General Directorate of Civil Defence is nestled in the district.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District Area Map". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Gharrafat Al Rayyan, Zone 51, 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. ^ a b c "GIS Portal". Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Gharrafat Al Rayyan HC". Primary Health Care Corporation. Retrieved 1 July 2018.