12 Facts About Al Khor


Al Khor, officially Al Khor and Al Thakhira, is a municipality in coastal northeastern Qatar.

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Al Khor Municipality derives its name from the city of the same name.

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Al Khor Municipality was established in July 1972, alongside Qatar's four other initial municipalities, and supervises the city of Al Khor in addition to other settlements in the municipality.

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Al Khor is situated in northern Qatar, bordered by the municipalities of Al Shamal to the north, Al Daayen and Umm Salal to the southeast, and Al-Shahaniya to the southwest.

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Additionally, the village of Madinat Al Kaaban is geographically located in Al Khor but serves as an administrative district for Al Shamal.

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Public schools in Al Khor amounted to 21 as recorded in the 2016 education census – 11 were exclusively for girls and 10 were for boys.

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Residents near Al Khor City are currently served by Al Khor General Hospital, which is under the auspices of Hamad Medical Corporation.

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Ancient artifacts obtained from excavations, including those done on the dye industry in Al Khor Island, are hosted on the first floor, as well as geographic maps of Al Khor.

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In terms of artisanal fishing vessels, Al Khor had the highest amount out of any city surveyed in 2015 at 234 vessels.

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Three major government-owned plant nurseries are located in Al Khor; two are in the village of Al Rashida, and there is one in Rawdat Bakheela.

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Commutes between the capital Doha and the municipality of Al Khor are currently facilitated by Al Shamal Road and Al Khor Coastal Road, with the latter road running through Al Daayen and the former running through Umm Salal.

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Al Bayt Stadium, in Al Khor City, is planned to be completed by the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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