Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain is the capital and largest city of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates.

Umm Al Quwain
أم القيوين
City
Umm Al Quwain
Clockwise from top: Mangroves with the skyline in background, Falaj Al Mualla Tower, Umm Al Quwain Fort
Flag of Umm Al Quwain
Coat of arms of Umm Al Quwain
Official logo of Umm Al Quwain
Umm Al Quwain is located in United Arab Emirates
Umm Al Quwain
Umm Al Quwain
Location of Umm Al Quwain within UAE
Umm Al Quwain is located in Persian Gulf
Umm Al Quwain
Umm Al Quwain
Umm Al Quwain (Persian Gulf)
Coordinates: 25°33′12″N 55°32′51″E / 25.55333°N 55.54750°E / 25.55333; 55.54750Coordinates: 25°33′12″N 55°32′51″E / 25.55333°N 55.54750°E / 25.55333; 55.54750
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateUmm Al Quwain
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total44,411
Time zoneUTC+4 (UAE Standard Time)

The city is located on the peninsula of Khor Al Bidiyah, with the nearest major cities being Sharjah to the southwest and Ras Al Khaimah to the northeast. There are mangroves outside the city along the coast, with the local economy being largely fishing.[2]

In March of 2023, the Umm Al Quwain Department of Tourism and Archaeology announced the discovery of the oldest known pearling town in the Persian Gulf, on Siniyah Island.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of Cities in United Arab Emirates (2020)". Worldpopulationreview.com. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  2. ^ "About Umm Al Quwain". u.ae. United Arab Emirates. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Pearls, oyster shells, pots: What was found in UAE's oldest pearling town discovered in Umm Al Quwain". United Arab Emirates. Retrieved 22 March 2023.