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The number of mosques in Sharjah grew to 1,471 in 2017 The number of mosques in Sharjah grew to 1,471 in 2017

Sharjah’s Mosques Record 2017 Growth

Sharjah’s Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) reported that the number of mosques in the emirate has grown at a rate of 5.2 percent in 2017, taking the total number from 1,398 in 2016 to 1,471 in 2017.

DSCD said the number of mosques in Sharjah City, including Al Hamriyah and Abu Musa Island, increased from 914 in 2016 to 958 in 2017, with a year-on-year growth of 4.8 percent.

In Sharjah’s central region, the total number of mosques by the end of 2017 was 290, compared to 283 in 2016, a 2.5 percent growth.

According to DSCD, the Eastern region witnessed the highest growth rate in 2017, with a 10.9 percent increase in the number of mosques from 201 in 2016 to 223 in 2017.

H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, head, statistics and community development, Sharjah, noted, “Sharjah is working to realise its vision for sustainable development, which focusses on the community’s happiness and well-being. The availability of mosques in various regions and cities plays a vital role in meeting the needs of worshipers and facilitating religious practices.”