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Sharjah (city)

Full nameSharjah
Official nameSharjah
Native nameالشارقةّ
Settlement typecity
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
TypeConstitutional monarchy
SheikhH.H. Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi
Metro Area90.9 sq mi (235.5 km2)
Total Population801004 (2008)

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Sharjah ( ) ( ; pronounced -enˈʃɑrdʒə in English) (Urdu:شارجہ) is the third largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. It is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.

Sharjah is the seat of government of the emirate of Sharjah. Sharjah shares legal, political, military and economic functions with the other emirates within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civil law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities. Sharjah has been ruled by the Al Qasimi dynasty since the 18th century.

The city is a centre for culture and industry, and alone contributes to 7.4% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. The city covers an approximate area of 235 km2 and has a population of over 800,000 (2008).

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Pakistani lawn expo attracts families - Khaleej Times Tweet this news
Khaleej Times--DUBAI - The first-ever stitched lawn exhibition, organised by Junaid Jamshed in Dubai and -Sharjah-, concluded on a positive note on Saturday. The three-day exhibition, which coincided with the opening of Junaid Jamshed's second outlet - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:50:04 GMT+00:00
Majaz project 60% complete - Gulf Today Tweet this news
Gulf Today---SHARJAH-: The -Sharjah- Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has completed 60 per cent of the construction work on the Al Majaz Waterfront development project, which will be the central park of -Sharjah-. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:10:45 GMT+00:00
Delegation visits Sharjah University - GulfNews Tweet this news
GulfNews---Sharjah-: A delegation from Al Amal School for the Deaf, a department of -Sharjah- City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), visited the University of -Sharjah- to introduce the services deaf people receive from a number of institutes. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:20:06 GMT+00:00
Why Sharjah's women breed confidence - Al-Arabiya Tweet this news
Al-Arabiya--The ongoing citizen revolts across the Arab world make me feel good, but what I encountered earlier this week at the -Sharjah- Women's Higher College of Technology makes me feel even more confident that the Arab future is in good hands .. - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 05:43:57 GMT+00:00
About Dh800m spent on divorces in UAE every year - Emirates 24/7 Tweet this news
Emirates 24/7--The statistics was revealed at a symposium on "Emotional divorce...beginning of the end", organised by the -Sharjah- Women's Union Association in cooperation with the -Sharjah- Excutive Council in the emirate. The for - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:09:26 GMT+00:00
21182 fake sanitary ware pieces destroyed - Khaleej Times Tweet this news
Khaleej Times---SHARJAH- - The -Sharjah- Economic Development Department (SEDD) destroyed 21182 counterfeit pieces of sanitary ware in the industrial area recently. The initiative was conducted in collaboration with GROHE, a leading manufacturer of premiu - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:57:10 GMT+00:00
Arabian Wildlife Centre to get bus stop tomorrow - Khaleej Times Tweet this news
Khaleej Times---SHARJAH- Starting Sunday, -Sharjah- Transport will launch a new bus stop at the Arabian Wildlife Centre on the -Sharjah--Dhaid road, in collaboration with the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in -Sharjah- for the convenience of - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:33:30 GMT+00:00
Sharjah Ladies Club launches children's car seats campaign - Khaleej Times Tweet this news
Khaleej Times---SHARJAH- - The -Sharjah- Ladies Club has launched a 'Child Safety-Car Seat' campaign under the patronage of Shaikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family affairs. Addressing a Press confer - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:04:21 GMT+00:00
UAE: Sharjah may obligate use of car seats - Gasgoo automotive news Tweet this news
Gasgoo automotive news--The Gulf Today (-Sharjah-) - A law aimed at reducing the rate of children injuries and fatalities resulting from road accidents, is hoped to be passed before the year-end in -Sharjah-. The Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:35:47 GMT+00:00
Kids take to the ramp in recycled outfits - Gulf Today Tweet this news
Gulf Today--By a staff reporter -SHARJAH-: The -Sharjah- Museums Department (SMD) hosted its second annual Fashion Show at the -Sharjah- Aquarium as part of its “Because We Care” initiative and its ongoing environmental awareness activities. Held on T - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:29:46 GMT+00:00

AE Emirates of the United Arab Emirates

Emirate (capital) Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi) * Dubai (Dubai) * Sharjah (Sharjah) * Ajman (Ajman) * Umm al-Quwain (Umm al-Quwain) * Fujairah (Fujairah) * Ras al-Khaimah (Ras al-Khaimah) |

Arab Capital of Culture

Cairo 1996 * Tunis 1997 * Sharjah 1998 * Beirut 1999 * Riyadh 2000
Kuwait 2001 * Amman 2002 * Rabat 2003 * San'a 2004 * Khartoum 2005
Muscat 2006 * Algiers 2007 * Damscus 2008 * Jerusalem 2009 * Doha 2010

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