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Umm Ghuwailina (Arabic: أم غويلينة‎, romanizedUmm Ghuwaylīnah) is a district in Qatar, located in the municipality of Ad Dawhah.

Umm Ghuwailina

أم غويلينة
District
Umm Ghuwailina suburbs Doha.jpg
Umm Ghuwailina is located in Doha
Umm Ghuwailina
Umm Ghuwailina
Umm Ghuwailina is located in Qatar
Umm Ghuwailina
Umm Ghuwailina
Coordinates: 25°16′33″N 51°32′45″E / 25.275825°N 51.545898°E / 25.275825; 51.545898Coordinates: 25°16′33″N 51°32′45″E / 25.275825°N 51.545898°E / 25.275825; 51.545898
CountryQatar Qatar
MunicipalityAd-Dawhah
ZoneZone 27
District no.24
Area
 • Total1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population
 • Total26,069
 • Density19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)

EtymologyEdit

The first word of Umm Ghuwailina is Arabic for "mother" and is used as a prefix to denote a geographic feature, while ghuwailina is a derivative of the name of a tree known locally as "ghulan". Hence, the area's name translates literally to "the mother of ghulan". The tree held local significance for its use as camel fodder.[2]

LandmarksEdit

  • Umm Ghuwailina Health Centre on Simaisma Street.[3]
  • Al Meera Supercenter on Ras Abu Aboud Street.[3]
  • Al Arab Newspaper on C Ring Road.[3]
  • Qatar Airways office on C Ring Road.[3]
  • Sheikh Ali Bin Abdulla Al Thani Library on B Ring Road.[3]
  • Research and Study Center of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs on B Ring Road.[3]
  • Capital Security Department of the Ministry of Interior on B Ring Road.[3]
  • Umm Ghuwailina Environmental Health Office on Umm Ghuwailina Street.[3]
  • Doha Toy Town Amusement Park on Ras Abu Aboud Street.[3]

TransportEdit

Major roads that run through the district are Airport Street, Ras Abu Aboud Street, B Ring Road and C Ring Road.[4]

Currently, the underground Umm Ghuwailina Metro Station is under construction, having been launched during Phase 1. Once completed, it will be part of Doha Metro's Red Line South.[5]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2010 census, the district comprised 6,340 housing units[6] and 607 establishments.[7] There were 26,069 people living in the district, of which 75% were male and 25% were female. Out of the 679 inhabitants, 82% were 20 years of age or older and 18% were under the age of 20. The literacy rate stood at 96.4%.[8]

Employed persons made up 71% of the total population. Females accounted for 10% of the working population, while males accounted for 90% of the working population.[8]

Year Population
1986[9] 13,226
1997[10] 14,022
2004[11] 19,345
2010[12] 26,069

EducationEdit

The following school is based in Umm Ghuwailina:

Name of School Curriculum Grade Genders Official Website Ref
Al Qudus Model Boys School Independent Primary Male-only N/A [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Umm Ghuwailina, Zone 27, Qatar on the Elevation Map". elevationmap.net. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ Heba Fahmy (4 April 2015). "What's in a name? The meanings of Qatar districts, explained". Doha News. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Qatar Landmarks". Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Index map of Qatar". ArcGIS.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ "QAR Metro". arcgis.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Housing units, by type of unit and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Establishments by status of establishment and zone (April 2010)" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. 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. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Al Qudus Model Boys School". schoolsinqatar.net. Retrieved 18 July 2015.