Al Gharbia

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Al Gharbia (also known as the Al Dhafra Region[1]) is a Municipal Region in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The capital of Al Dhafra Region is Madinat Zayed (Bida Zayed).

The Region had a population of 202,154 as of the Census of 2010 (including Islands Region with 17,646). With a given population density of 6, the area of the region could be calculated at 33,700 square kilometers.[2] Other official sources, however, state an area of 59,760 km², or an 83 percent share of the emirate total of 72,000 km².[3]

This region comprises seven townships, with population figures of the 2005 census of population (109,000 for the region):[4]

Al Gharbia's coastal communities are served with six Western Region Ports built, developed and managed by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC). These include Mugharrag, Al Sila, Sir Baniyas, Dalma and Marfa Ports. The ports support local industries like fishing, tourism, logistics and leisure activities as well as facilitating the transport of people and goods to offshore islands.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ WAM (2017-03-16). "Khalifa renames Eastern and Western Regions". GulfNews. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  2. ^ Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook 2011, Population and Demography[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ GIS at Western Region Municipality, page 8
  4. ^ Abu Dhabi Report
  5. ^ Abu Dhabi Ports Company's Western Region Ports

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Coordinates: 23°39′N 53°42′E / 23.650°N 53.700°E / 23.650; 53.700