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RAS-AL-KHAIMAH
25°47′N 55°57′E
FAMOUS PERSONALITY

SHEIKH SAQR BIN MOHAMMED AL-QASSIMI
Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qassimi (c. 1918-1920 – 27 October 2010) was the Emir of Ras al-Khaimah, one of the United Arab Emirates, from 1948 to 2010. He became the Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah on 17 July 1948, when he overthrew his uncle and father-in-law Sheikh Sultan Bin Salim al-Qassimi in a bloodless coup d'etat. Saqr exiled Sultan to Sharjah. Under his rule, Ras al-Khaimah joined the United Arab Emirates in 1972. At the time of his death in 2010, he was the world's oldest reigning monarch at age ~90.
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Official language(s): Arabic

Capital: Ras-al-Khaimah

Population: 231.000

Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)