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
Map Historical Flag[2] Emirate Arabic name Date joined the UAE Capital Population (2015)[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 26.3% 67,340 26,000 80.55% 41.35
Ajman عجمان
ʿAjmān
2 December 1971 Ajman 504,846 4.8% 259 100 0.31% 1,949.21
Dubai دبي
Dubai
2 December 1971 Dubai 4,177,059 39.5% 3,885 1,500 4.65% 1,075.18
Fujairah الفجيرة
Al-Fujayrah
2 December 1971 Fujairah 256,256 2.4% 1,165 450 1.39% 219.96
Ras Al Khaimah رأس الخيمة
Raʾs al-khaimah
10 February 1972 Ras Al Khaimah 416,600 3.9% 1,684 650 2.01% 247.39
Sharjah الشارقة
Aš-Šāriqah
2 December 1971 Sharjah 2,374,132 22.4% 2,590 1,000 3.10% 916.65
Umm Al Quwain أم القيوين
ʾUmm Al-Qaywayn
2 December 1971 Umm Al Quwain 72,000 0.7% 777 300 0.93% 92.66

See also

References

  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.