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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 (2005 est. pop. 2,563,000), 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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He approached Richards, who had played knocks of 51 against Pakistan and an unbeaten 24 against India in the Rothmans Sharjah Cup in November 1985.
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