Sila, Abu Dhabi

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Sila

ٱلـسِّـلَـع (in Arabic)
Sila is located in United Arab Emirates
Sila
Sila
Location of Sila in the UAE
Coordinates: Coordinates: 24°04′38″N 51°45′47″E / 24.07722°N 51.76306°E / 24.07722; 51.76306
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateAbu Dhabi
Municipal regionAl Gharbia
Government
 • TypeAbsolute monarchy
 • EmirKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
 • Ruler's Representative of the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu DhabiHamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Population
 • Total7,900[1]
Time zoneUTC+4 (UAE Standard Time)

As-Silaʿ (Arabic: ٱلـسِّـلَـع‎) is a city in the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. It is 350 kilometres (220 miles) west of Abu Dhabi and 450 kilometres (280 miles) west of Dubai, mainly consisting of Emirati town houses.

Description[edit]

The city has been undergoing construction over the past years. A new hospital, a school, a police station and shops have been built. The area of Sila stretches west to the border with Saudi Arabia and encompasses the border town of Ghuwaifat and measures 408 square kilometres (158 square miles).[2] The census of 2005 recorded a population of 7,900 in Sila.[3])

Archaeology[edit]

There are archaeological remains over 7,000 years old at Sila.[4][5]

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