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Encyclopedia > Umm al Qaiwain

Umm al-Qaiwain (Arabic language: أمّ القيوين) is one of the United Arab Emirates. It is in the north of the country, and is ruled by Sheik Rashid ibn Ahmad Al Mu'alla (شيخ راشد بن احمد المعلا).

The emirate had 40,000 inhabitants in 1997, and has an area of 750 square kilometers.

Accepted alternate spellings include Umm al-Qawain, Umm al-Qaywayn, Umm el-Qiwain, and Umm al-Quwain.



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