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Madinat Khalifa North (Arabic: مدينه خليفه الشماليه‎, romanizedMadīnat Khalīfah ash Shamālīyah) is a north-western district of Doha, Qatar. It one of the two sections of Madinat Khalifa, the other being Madinat Khalifa South.[1] The district was constructed in the 1970s by the Emir of Qatar at the time, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, primarily to serve as a residential district for Qatari families.[2]

Madinat Khalifa North

مدينه خليفه الشماليه
District
Madinat Khalifa North is located in Doha
Madinat Khalifa North
Madinat Khalifa North
Madinat Khalifa North is located in Qatar
Madinat Khalifa North
Madinat Khalifa North
Coordinates: 25°19′45″N 51°28′37″E / 25.329167°N 51.476944°E / 25.329167; 51.476944Coordinates: 25°19′45″N 51°28′37″E / 25.329167°N 51.476944°E / 25.329167; 51.476944
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd Dawhah
ZoneZone 32
District no.29
Area
 • Total2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total8,246
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
The Traffic Department on Khalifa Street.
Al Taif Street in Madinat Khalifa North.

The district is situated between the adjacent city of Al Rayyan and downtown Doha.

EtymologyEdit

In Arabic, "madinat" means city. The second part of the name was received from Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, who was emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995 and who oversaw the district's development. Finally, the "north" component is used to differentiate from the Madinat Khalifa South district.[3]

LandmarksEdit

  • Madinat Khalifa Health Center on Al Najda Street.[4]
  • Qatar College of Technology (Men's Section) on Al Karaana Street.[4]
  • Al Meera Supercenter on Al Deebel Street.[4]
  • Q-Post branch on Al Deebel Street.[4]
  • Al Ghariya Park on Omar bin Maabad Street.[4]
  • North Khalifa City Park on Al Rajaa Street.[4]
  • Fereej Madinat Khalifa North Stadium (managed by the Qatar Olympic Committee) on Al Nashamiya Street.[4]
  • International Centre for Sport Security on Al Markhiya Street.[4]
  • The Traffic Department on Khalifa Street. Geographically, it is in Madinat Khalifa South, although the Ministry of Municipality and Environment lists its address as Madinat Khalifa North.[4]

TransportEdit

Currently, the underground Madinat Khalifa North Metro Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 2A. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Green Line. It is to the west of the Madinat Khalifa Metro Station.[5]

EducationEdit

The following schools are located in Madinat Khalifa North:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
Al Naman Kindergarten Independent Kindergarten Both N/A [6]
Compass International School - Madinat Khalifa North branch International Primary – Secondary Both Official website [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census information". geohive.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ Qatar Year Book: 1982. Doha: Press and Publications Department, Ministry of Information. 1982. p. 21.
  3. ^ "District map". The Centre for Geographic Information Systems of Qatar. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Qatar Landmarks". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ "QAR Metro". arcgis.com. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Al Naman Kindergarten". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Compass International School - Al Gharafa". Supreme Education Council. Retrieved 18 July 2015.