Emirates of the United Arab Emirates

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Emirates of the United Arab Emirates
إمارات دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة (Arabic)
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Category Federated state
Location United 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 Emirate government
SubdivisionsRegions, Municipalities, Counties

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

Statistics of the seven emirates
FlagEmirateArabic nameDate joined the UAE Capital Population [1] [2] % of total populationArea (km2) [1] Area (sq mi)% of total areaDensity (people / km2)
Flag of Abu Dhabi.svg Abu Dhabi أبو ظبي
ʾAbū Ẓabī
2 December 1971 Abu Dhabi 2,784,49028.4%67,34026,00086.7%24.9
Flag of Ajman.svg Ajman عجمان
2 December 1971 Ajman 504,8465.1%2591000.3%996.1
Flag of Dubai.svg Dubai دبي
2 December 1971 Dubai 4,177,05942.6%3,8851,5005.0%644.2
Flag of Fujairah (1952-1972).svg Fujairah الفجيرة
2 December 1971 Fujairah 152,0001.5%1,1654501.5%109.0
Flag of Ras al-Khaimah.svg Ras Al Khaimah رأس الخيمة
Raʾs al-Ḫaymah
10 February 1972 Ras Al Khaimah 416,6004.2%1,6846502.2%121.7
Flag of Sharjah.svg Sharjah الشارقة
2 December 1971 Sharjah 2,374,13224.2%2,5901,0003.3%261.8
Flag of Umm al-Qaiwain.svg Umm Al Quwain أم القيوين
ʾUmm Al-Qaywayn
2 December 1971 Umm Al Quwain 72,0000.77773001.0%87.5
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