Place:Al Wakrah, Qatar


NameAl Wakrah
Alt namesAl-Wakrahsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
al-Wakrah municipalitysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates25.167°N 51.6°E
Located inQatar
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Inhabited place
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Al Wakrah is a city and municipality of Qatar located halfway between Ad Dawhah and Mesaieed municipalities. Al Wakrah's eastern edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf. Ruled by the Al Khater family it was originally a tiny fishing and pearling village. Now it has evolved into a small town with a population of more than 30,000 and it is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar. Hassan Abbas Hassan Abdurahim is the current al wakra represantator and member in the Central Municipal Council who was elected in 2011 for the second time where al Wakra is known as the 9th area of the council. On land, it borders the following municipalities:

The area marked red in the map includes both Al Wakrah and Mesaieed; the latter municipality includes almost all of the seacoast.

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