Emirates of the United Arab Emirates

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Emirates of the United Arab Emirates
إمارات دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
CategoryFederated state
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
Number7 Emirates
Populations72,000 (Umm Al Quwain) – 4,177,059 (Dubai)
Areas260 km2 (100 sq mi) (Ajman) – 67,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi) (Abu Dhabi)
Government
Subdivisions
  • Regions, Municipalities, Counties

The United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates (Arabic: إمارات ʾimārāt; singular: إمارة ʾimārah), which were historically known as the Trucial States.[1] There are no internal barriers hindering movement between the emirates.

Statistics of the seven emirates
Flag[2] Emirate Arabic name Date joined the UAE Capital Population[3][4] % of total population Area (km2)[3] Area (sq mi) % of total area Density (people / km2)
Abu Dhabi أبو ظبي
ʾAbū dhabī
2 December 1971 Abu Dhabi 2,784,490 27% 67,340 26,000 86.7% 24.9
Ajman عجمان
ʿAjmān
2 December 1971 Ajman 504,846 4% 259 100 0.3% 996.1
Dubai دبي
Dubai
2 December 1971 Dubai 4,177,059 41% 3,885 1,500 5.0% 644.2
Fujairah الفجيرة
Al-Fujayrah
2 December 1971 Fujairah 256,256 1% 1,165 450 1.5% 109.0
Ras Al Khaimah رأس الخيمة
Raʾs al-khaimah
10 February 1972 Ras Al Khaimah 416,600 3% 1,684 650 2.2% 121.7
Sharjah الشارقة
Aš-Šāriqah
2 December 1971 Sharjah 2,374,132 23% 2,590 1,000 3.3% 261.8
Umm Al Quwain أم القيوين
ʾUmm Al-Qaywayn
2 December 1971 Umm Al Quwain 72,000 <1% 777 300 1.0% 87.5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Arab Emirates | History, Culture, Population, Map, & Capital". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  2. ^ Flag of United Arab Emirates – A Brief History
  3. ^ a b "Census 2005". Ministry of Economy and Planning, Government of the United Arab Emirates. 2005. Archived from the original on 6 November 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Population". Dubai Online. Retrieved 12 May 2016.