Sila (United Arab Emirates)

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Sila (United Arab Emirates)
Coordinates 24 ° 5 '  N , 51 ° 46'  E Coordinates: 24 ° 5 '  N , 51 ° 46'  E
Basic data
Country United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi
emirate Abu Dhabi (emirate)
region Western Region (Abu Dhabi)
surface 408 km²
Residents 7900 (2005)
density 19.4  Ew. / km²

Sila ( Arabic سيلا, DMG Sīlā ) is a border town at the western end of the Emirates Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located 370 km west of the city of Abu Dhabi on the coast. The actual border with Qatar is 20–30 km further west; the strip of land was ceded to Saudi Arabia . Therefore, a transit visa for Saudi Arabia is required when traveling overland from Qatar and UAE .

The urban area extends to the border with Saudi Arabia in the west and also includes the border town of Ghuwaifat and extends over an area of ​​408 km². At the 2005 census, Sila had 7,900 inhabitants.

Individual evidence

  1. GIS at Western Region Municipality ( Memento of the original from December 14, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 5.3 MB), page 9 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Abu Dhabi Report 2010