Doha is the capital of Qatar and is situated in the Arabian Gulf. Doha is Qatar’s biggest city with a population of over a million people. The city is the seat of government for Qatar and is also the economic hub of the country.
Doha was originally founded in 1825 although it was named Al-Bida initially. The nation of Qatar gained independence in 1971, since then Doha has grown exponentially and received a huge amount of immigrants, so much so that only a one fifth of the population are original Qatari citizens. The largest percentage of expatriates are from South Asia, mainly Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India.
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