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Emirates of the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates consists of seven emirates (Arabic: إماراتʾimārāt; singular: إمارة ʾimārah), which were historically known as the Trucial States:

Emirates of the United Arab Emirates
إمارات دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
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CategoryFederated state
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
Number7 Emirates
Populations68,000 (Umm Al Quwain) – 2,502,715 (Dubai)
Areas260 km2 (100 sq mi) (Ajman) – 67,000 km2 (26,000 sq mi) (Abu Dhabi)
GovernmentEmirate government
SubdivisionsRegions, Municipalities, Counties
Statistics of the seven emirates
Flag Emirate Arabic name Date joined the UAE Capital Population[1][2] % of total population Area (km2)[1] Area (sq mi) % of total area Density (people / km2)
Flag of Abu Dhabi.svg Abu Dhabi أبو ظبي
ʾAbū Ẓabī
2 December 1971 Abu Dhabi 2,784,490 29.0% 67,340 26,000 86.7% 24.9
Flag of Ajman.svg Ajman عجمان
ʿAjmān
2 December 1971 Ajman 372,922 3.9% 259 100 0.3% 996.1
Flag of Dubai.svg Dubai دبي
Dubayy
2 December 1971 Dubai 4,177,059 42.8% 3,885 1,500 5.0% 644.2
Flag of Fujairah (1952–1972).svg Fujairah الفجيرة
Al-Fujayrah
2 December 1971 Fujairah 152,000 1.6% 1,165 450 1.5% 109.0
Flag of Sharjah.svg Ras Al Khaimah رأس الخيمة
Raʾs al-Ḫaymah
10 February 1972 Ras Al Khaimah 416,600 4.3% 1,684 650 2.2% 121.7
Flag of Sharjah.svg Sharjah الشارقة
Aš-Šāriqah
2 December 1971 Sharjah 2,374,132 24.7% 2,590 1,000 3.3% 261.8
Flag of Umm al-Qaiwain.svg Umm Al Quwain أم القيوين
ʾām ālqywyn
2 December 1971 Umm Al Quwain 72,000 0.8 777 300 1.0% 87.5

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census 2005". Ministry of Economy and Planning, Government of the United Arab Emirates. 2005. Archived from the original on 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  2. ^ "Population". Dubai Online. Retrieved 2016-05-12.