Thursday, May 5, 2011

City Profile 004: Doha, Qatar

CITY PROFILE 004: Doha, Qatar

Coordinates: 25°17′12″N 51°32′0″E
Elevation: 0
Daily Mean Temp: 80 fahrenheit
Metro Population: 1,723,064
Estimated 2050 Metro Population: ?
Risks: Miserably hot, unstable general area (Middle East), water issues, highest water using place in the world, reliant on costly and energy-intensive thermal desalination, pollution. 
Advantages: Booming economy, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, high HDI, high GDP, busy port.
Resources: Immediate: Port. Regional:  Oil and natural gas.
Other: Currently a trendy world location (as are neighbouring Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Manama), Al Jazeera is located in Doha.  


Photo: Abdulrahman

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

really?

Caleb Golston said...

Going to have to be more specific than that for me to answer.