ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-3 is dated 2011-12-15. Update 3 to Geopolitical Entities and Codes, the successor to FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2011-02-28. Both of these updates provide codes for the new municipalities.
The Real Academia Espaņola, which is the arbiter of the Spanish language, has promulgated new spelling rules as of November 2010. In domesticated words, the letter Q is no longer to be used except before U. One consequence is that the correct spelling of this country in Spanish will be Catar, replacing Qatar. It's possible that many writers of Spanish will refuse to comply, or will only gradually catch on to the new style.
FIPS Publication Change Notice No. 9, affecting FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2004-10-01. It showed Umm Sa'id municipality, formed from parts of Al Wakrah and Jariyan al Batnah.
The emirate of Qatar became a British protectorate on 1916-11-03. It became fully independent on 1971-09-03.
Qatar is divided into seven baladiyat (sing: baladiyah; municipalities).
|Madinat ach Shamal||7,975||902||348|
Qatar occupies a peninsula in the Persian Gulf, and neighboring reefs and islets. It disputes the Hawar Islands with Bahrain. If Qatar's claim is valid, the Hawar Islands are in Al Jumaliyah municipality.
Ad-Dawhah: Arabic ad-dawha: the big tree
QA.WA, FIPS code
QA05) and Jariyan al Batnah (
QA07). At that time, the municipalities were as shown in this table:
|Al Ghuwariyah||2,159||622||240||Al Ghuwayriyah|
|Al Jumaliyah||10,303||2,565||990||Al Jumayliyah|
|Al Khawr||31,547||996||385||Al Khawr|
|Al Wakrah||31,441||1,114||430||Al Wakrah|
|Ar Rayyan||272,860||889||343||Ar Rayyan|
|Jariyan al Batnah||6,678||3,715||1,434||Umm Bab|
|Madinat ach Shamal||4,915||901||348||Dukhan|
|Umm Sa'id||12,674||Umm Sa'id|
|Umm Salal||31,605||493||190||Umm Silal'ait|
There are various systems in use for transliterating from the Arabic to the Latin alphabet. The variant names listed here are just a sampling.
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