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Emirate of Umm-Al-Qaiwain :

Um Al Qiwain alternative transcriptions Umm Al-Qawain, Umm Al-Qaywayn, Umm el-Qiwain or Umm Al-Quwain) is one of the seven absolute monarchies which constitute the United Arab Emirates. Less populated, with 40.000 inhabitants in 1997, it is not smallest in surface, since it extends on 750 km². The current emir is Rachid ibn Ahmad Al Mu' went. Contrary to the majority of the other emirates, it does not draw its incomes from oil, but from the sale of postage stamp and the alcohol trade. The more traditional activities are the fishing and the culture of dates.

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