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Sharjah

إِمَارَة ٱلشَّارِقَة

Imārat al-Shāriqah
Emirate of Sharjah
Flag of Sharjah
Flag
Coat of arms of Sharjah
Coat of arms
Location of Sharjah in the UAE
Location of Sharjah in the UAE
Country  United Arab Emirates
Area
 • Total 2,590 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 2,374,132
 • Rank 3rd
Demonym(s) Sharjawi

Sharjah (Arabic: إِمَارَة ٱلشَّارِقَة Imārat Aš-Šāriqah) is one of the seven emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

Rulers

Empfang für Sheik Qasimi, Sharjah, im Kölner Rathaus-0198
Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, emir of Sharjah

List of the rulers ruled Emirate of Sharjah.

Years of ruling Birth Death Name Notes
1747–1777
1777–1803 Sheikh Saqr bin Rashid Al Qasimi
1803–1866 1866 Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi First time
1866–1868 (14 April)
1868 (14 April) – 1883 (March)
1869–1883 jointly w/next leader
1919 Sheikh Salim bin Sultan Al Qasimi
1883 (March) – 1914
1914 (13 April) – 1924 (21 November)
1924 (21 November) – 1951
1951 (May) – 1965 (24 June) 1925 1993 Sheikh Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi
1965 (24 June) – 1972 (24 January) 1931 1972 Sheikh Khalid bin Muhammad Al Qasimi
1972 (25 January) – 1972 1925 1993 Sheikh Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi Acting
1972–1987 (17 June) 1939 Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi First time
1987 (17 June) – 1987 (23 June) 1937 2004 Sheikh `Abd al-`Aziz bin Muhammad Al Qasimi
1987 (23 June) – present 1939 Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Second time

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