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Sharjah

(shärjä`), sheikhdom (1995 pop. 400,339), c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), part of the federation of seven United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates,
federation of sheikhdoms (2015 est. pop. 5,780,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE, consists of seven sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi (territorially the largest of the
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, SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The modernized town of Sharjah (1995 pop. 320,095), on the Persian Gulf, is the third largest town in the federation, and has been developed especially as an art museum, cultural, and educational center as well as a commercial center. Oil has been produced in Sharjah since 1961. Formerly a British protectorate, Sharjah was the site of a British base until 1971, when the British withdrew from the Persian Gulf and Sharjah joined the United Arab Emirates. Its ports have long been important both strategically and commercially.

Sharjah

 

a city in the United Arab Emirates; the capital of the emirate of Sharjah. Population, 19,200 (1968). Sharjah is a trading center and a port on the Persian Gulf. Fishing is the traditional occupation; other economic activities include the chasing of gold and silver articles.

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The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is all set to showcase Sharjah's latest major tourism projects and infrastructure developments during its 21 st participation at the 2018 International Tourism Bourse (ITB) Berlin, the latest edition of the world's largest tourism trade fair, to be held from March 7 to 11 in the capital city of Germany.
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Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that it has completed the majority of works for Phase 2 of Heart of Sharjah development.
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) went on a promotional tour of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) last month to promote Sharjah as a leading family and cultural tourism destination.
Every week, Air Arabia airliner will have two flights in Sharjah-Sanadaj-Sharjah route, two in Sharjah-Lamard-Sharjah route, three in Sharjah-Isfahan- Sharjah route, and five in route of Sharjah -Mashhad-Sharjah.
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