Population of Cities in Qatar (2021)
Qatar is home to over 2.9 million people, making it the world’s 141st-most populous country. Qatar’s most populous city and capital is Doha, home to over 2.38 million people. This means that over 82% of Qatar’s entire population lives in Doha. Unsurprisingly, Doha is Qatar’s fastest-growing city and has a high population density of 47,000 persons per square mile. Al Wakrah is the second-most populous city in Qatar, with about 88,000 people. Al Wakrah has seen significantly developed and grown since the beginning of the 21st century while simultaneously being encroached on by Doha. Mesaieed is the third-largest city in Qatar, with about 35,000 people. Mesaieed is located in the Al Wakrah municipality and was an important zone for petroleum during the 20th century.
About 99.2% of Qatar’s population lives in cities and urban areas. This means that only 0.8% of its population lives in rural areas. Qatar’s population is currently growing about 1.73% annually, and its urbanization rate is 2.41% annually.