Doha is the capital city and most populous city of State of Qatar. The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 50% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is also the economic center of the country. It comprises one of the municipalities of Qatar.
Doha, the city located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country and also, the capital city of Qatar, was founded in the 1820s as an outcome of Al Bidda. Doha is considered as a world city by the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network. Doha is growing globally by accommodating Education City, literally an area devoted to research and education; city hosted the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organisation negotiations. The city hosted a number of sports events in the past such as the Asian Games in 2006, the Pan Arab Games in 2011, and the most of the games at the AFC Asian Cup in 2011. In the near future, Doha is to host many more global events, major one is the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In May 2015, Doha was officially recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, La Paz, Durban, Havana, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur. Doha is a city with hot desert climate and long summers, from May to September. Rainfall is scarce falling on isolated days mostly between October to March. Although winters in Doha are cool and the temperature rarely drop below 7 ?C (45 ?F). The majority of the religion followed in the city is Islamic. Though Islamic is not the only religion in Doha, Catholic is also a major religion of the people in the city. Catholic Churches came to existence in March of 2008, with the first one named, Our Lady of the Rosary, followed by many more in the later years. A majority of mosques are either Muwahhid or Sunni-oriented.
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