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Ras al-Khaimah

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Ras al-Khaimah

إمارة رأس الخيمة
Emirate o Ras al-Khaimah
Banner o Ras al-Khaimah
Ras al-Khaimah is located in Unitit Arab Emirates
Ras al-Khaimah
Ras al-Khaimah
Location o Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE
Coordinates: 25°47′N 55°57′E / 25.783°N 55.950°E / 25.783; 55.950
 • TeepAbsolute monarchy
 • EmirSaud bin Saqr al Qasimi
 • Croun PrinceMohammed bin Saud al Qasimi
 • Total1683 km2 (650 sq mi)
 • Total263,217

Ras al-Khaimah (Arabic: رأس الخيمةRā's al Ḫaima, Scots: The Top o the Tent) is ane o the emirates o the Unitit Arab Emirates (UAE), in the east o the Persie Gulf. It is in the northren pairt o the UAE borderin Oman's exclave. The emirate o Ras Al Khaimah covers an aurie o 1,700 square km. The caipital ceety an hame o maist residents is cried Ras al-Khaimah an aw. The ceety haes a population o 263,217 as o 2008.[1] The ceety haes twa main sections, Auld Ras Al Khaimah an Nakheel, on either side o a creek. It is servit bi the Ras Al Khaimah Internaitional Airport. Apairt frae the northren pairt whaur the ceety o Ras Al Khaimah is situatit, it haes ane lairge enclave in the sooth near Hatta an aw, an a few smaw islands on the Persie Gulf.

Important touns, settlements an auries include:

  • Jazirat Al Hamra - an auld costal toun wi numerous real estate projects an industrial zone
  • Rams – a coastal toun, in the past a typical fishermen an pearl diver veelage
  • Khor Khuwair - an industrial zone, wi the lairgest port in Ras Al Khaimah an numerous companies such as cement factory
  • Diqdaqah – a veelage kent for agricultur activities
  • Khatt - a veelage surroondit bi the muntains, famous for its thermal springs an palm gardens
  • Masafi – a toun in the soothren pairt o Ras Al Khaimah, weel kent for drinkin water
  • Huwaylat - a central veelage in the soothren pairt o Ras Al Khaimah


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