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Umm al-Qaiwain

constituent emirate of the United Arab Emirates, located on the Arabian Peninsula facing the Persian Gulf. The second smallest in area and the least populous of the federation's seven emirates, Umm al-Qaywayn is roughly triangular in shape and is bounded by the emirates of Ra's al-Khaymah (northeast) and Al-Shariqah (south and west). On the northwest, it fronts the Persian Gulf for 17 miles (27 km) in a straight-line distance; actually, Umm al-Qaywayn's coastline is much longer and is extremely irregular, with numerous small inlets, spits, and offshore islets. On one of these spits is the town of Umm al-Qaywayn, which is the capital and largest urban settlement

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