Beautiful Sharjah 3rd Biggest Emirate of United Arab Emirates
Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates and is the only one to have landed on both the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The emirate covers 2,590 square kilometres (1,000 qs mi) which are equivalent to 3.3 percent of the UAE's total area, excluding the islands. It has a population of over 800,000 (2008).
The emirate of Sharjah comprises the city of Sharjah (the seat of the emirate), and other minor towns and enclaves. The city of Sharjah, which overlooks the Persian Gulf, has a population of 519,000 (2003 census estimate).
Sharjah City borders Dubai to the south and Ajmân to the north, and the three form a conurbation.
Khor Fakkan beach
The city lies some 170 kilometres away from the UAE capital city Abu Dhabi.
Sharjah also owns three enclaves on the east coast, bordering the Gulf of Oman. These are Kalba, Dibba Al-Hisn, and Khor Fakkan, which provides Sharjah with a major east coast port. In the Persian Gulf, the island of Sir Abu Nu’ayr belongs to Sharjah, and Abu Musa is claimed by UAE, but controlled by Iran. Sharjah has an exclave containing the village of Nahwa, located inside the Omani enclave of Madha which borders Fujairah and Sharjah.
Sharjah also encompasses some important oasis areas, the most famous of which is the fertile Did region, where a range of vegetables and fruits are cultivated.