Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fujairah: One of the Smallest Emirates

With Fujairah sandwiched between the tall Hajar Mountains and the extensive Indian Ocean it is easy to forget how small is the land area of the emirate.

Size & %age

The total area of the emirate of Fujairah is 1488 square kilometers which represents only 1.8% of the total area of the UAE.

Fifth Largest

Fujairah is the fifth largest emirate after Abu Dhabi (1st), Dubai (2nd), Sharjah (3rd) and Ras al Khaimah (4th).

It is only bigger than Umm Al Quwain (6th with 750 sq km) and Ajman (7th with 260 sq.km).

Comparative States

It is difficult to find comparative states in the USA as Fujairah is much larger than the smallest state or district—the District of Columbia (176 sq. km) but is much smaller than the 50th state in land area—Rhode Island which has an area of 4,002 sq. km.

Comparative Countries

Fujairah is slightly larger than Hong Kong (1092 sq. km) and twice the size of Singapore (693 sq. km) and Bahrain (665 sq. km).


Statistics on land area and percentage of the UAE come from the Statistical Yearbook 2010 issued by the Fujairah Statistics Centre, Emirate of Fujairah.


Fujairah Statistical Yearbook 2010 Now Available, FIF, 15 May 2010.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus—Facebook Page.

Image: The map of the UAE comes from the Fujairah Statistical Yearbook 2010.

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