sexta-feira, agosto 02, 2013

Fun facts Sharjah ... Portugueses ja ca estiveram

Encontrei alguns factos interessantes sobre a cidade de Sharjah...vejam bem o segundo topico da "Cultural information"

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Cultural information

  • Sharjah was first inhabited 6000 years ago
  • The Portuguese took over Sharjah eastern coast in 1507
  • Al Hisn Fort (residence of the ruling family in the past), was built in 1820
  • Sharjah Fortress (residence of the ruling family in the past), was built in 1820
  • Sharjah covers 2.6 billion square meters of the UAE’s total area
  • Sharjah was first inhabited 6000 years ago
  • Sharjah boasts an important geographic location where it overlooks the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman
  • Residents of Sharjah represent around 19% of the UAE’s population
  • Sharjah was crowned the cultural capital of the Arab world in 1998
  • Sharjah is the capital of Islamic Culture for 2014
  • Sharjah has more than 22 museums
  • In 1970, Al Khaleej Newspaper was established in Sharjah
  • Sharjah boasts 400 mosques

Educational information

  • The first school in UAE was established in Sharjah, which is Al Islah “AlTaymeya” School in 1907
  • The first library in UAE was established in Sharjah, which is “Al Taymeya” Library in 1933
  • In 1942, Sharjah became the first emirate to provide education for women
  • In 1971, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohamad Al-Qassimi became the first Minister of Education in the Union Government
  • In 1997, University City of Sharjah was established
  • The University City’s area is 11.1 square kilometers and hosts 22,000 students

Tourism information

  • In 1932, the first airport in the Arabian Gulf was established in Sharjah.
  • Sharjah attracts 1.5 million tourists every year.
  • In 1978, the Central Souq was built on an area that is estimated to be about 80,000 square meters.
  • The green landscaping in Sharjah is equal to 12.2 million square meters.

Economic information

  • In 1972, oil was first discovered in Sharjah in the Mubarak Field.
  • The first export of oil from Sharjah was in 1974.
  • In 1975, the first container station in the Gulf and Middle East area was established at the Khaled Seaport, Sharjah.
  • Sharjah has 19 industrial areas that contributes to more than 48% of the UAE’s gross industrial output.
  • In 1927, Sharjah Municipality was established as the first municipality in UAE.
  • In 2003, the first low cost airline in the Middle East (Air Arabia) was established in Sharjah
  • There are 3 ports in Sharjah and their total area is 49,588,000 square meters
  • Sharjah last recorded annual GDP was 72 billion
  • There are 3 ports in Sharjah with a total area of 49.5 million square meters
  • Sharjah has two free zones with a total area of 28 million square meters

2 comentários:

  1. É pena não se conseguir ler os artigos. Clico em cima dos títulos, mas não estabelece o link. Olímpio

  2. é estranho, alterou/desvirtuou o meu texto, ie, o que escrevi. Olímpio