Ras al-Khaimah

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Ras al-Khaimah

(räs äl-khī`mä), sheikhdom (1995 pop. 144,430), c.650 sq mi (1,680 sq km), 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; the northernmost of the seven sheikdoms in the federation. The economy is dependent on oil, first produced in 1969; coal is mined and ceramics manufactured. Among the sheikdom's biggest attractions are its many ancient sites (human habitation dates back to the 3d cent. B.C.) and its national museum. Previously affiliated with SharjahSharjah
, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 400,339), c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), part of the federation of seven United Arab Emirates, SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The modernized town of Sharjah (1995 pop.
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, Ras al-Khaimah became a separate sheikhdom under British protection in 1921. After some hesitation, the sheikhdom joined the United Arab Emirates in 1972.
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In Ras al-Khaymah, there was a brief leadership struggle upon the
Shaykh Khalid's home in Ras al-Khaymah was surrounded
In addition to Islah members detained in March, the UAE authorities have targeted the group's chairman, Sultan bin Qayed al-Qassemi, who is cousin of the ruler of Ras al-Khaymah (RaK).
The emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujaira, Ras Al-Khaymah and Um al-Quwayn.
Wanting to establish a navy, in the 1930s Reza Shah attempted to assert Persian authority over Abu Musa and the Tunbs, but the British resisted these claims noting that while Persia controlled Sirri, the sheikhdom of Sharjah controlled Abu Musa and the sheikhdom of Ras al-Khaymah controlled the two Tunbs.
7) In addition, because Ras al-Khaymah did not join the UAE until 1972, Iran was less likely to reach an accord with it than with Sharjah.
emirate of Ras al-Khaymah, as well as part of Abu Musa from the emirate
Sharjah and Ras al-Khaymah have a common ruling family--leaders of the Al Qawasim tribe.
form the UAE federation in December 1971; Ras al-Khaymah joined in 1972.
After Britain announced in 1968 that it would no longer ensure security in the Gulf, six "Trucial States" decided to form the UAE federation in December 1971; Ras al-Khaymah joined in 1972.
The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (principalities): Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich capital of the federation; Dubai, its free-trading commercial hub; and the five smaller and less wealthy emirates of Sharjah; Ajman; Fujayrah; Umm al-Qawayn; and Ras al-Khaymah.
The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (principalities): Abu Dhabi, the political capital of the federation; Dubai, its free-trading commercial hub; Sharjah; Ajman; Fujayrah; Umm al-Qawayn; and Ras al-Khaymah.