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United Arab Emirates
دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Dawlat al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabiyyah al-Muttaḥidah
FlagEmblem
Anthem: "Ishy Bilady"
English: "Long Live My Nation"
CapitalAbu Dhabi
24°28′N54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367
Largest cityDubai
Official languagesArabic
Other languages[1]English ·Persian ·Hindi-Urdu
Malayalam ·Pashto ·Tagalog
Ethnic groups (2009[1][2])
DemonymEmirati [1]
GovernmentFederal, presidential, absolute monarchy
 - PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
 - Vice President and Prime MinisterMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
LegislatureFederal National Councilc
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom1 December 1971 
 - Union of six emirates2 December 1971 
 - Ras al-Khaimah joined11 February 1972 
Area
 - Total83,600d km2 (116th)
32,278 sq mi
 - Water (%)negligible
Population
 - 2010 estimate8,264,070[3] (93rd)
 - 2005 census4,106,427
 - Density99/km2 (110th)
256/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$269.815 billion[4] (49th)
 - Per capita$29,877[4] ([[List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita|31st[clarification needed]]])
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$389.994 billion[4] (29th)
 - Per capita$43,185[4] (19th)
Gini (2008)36
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.818[5]
very high ·41st
CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
Time zoneGST(UTC+4)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+4)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+971
ISO 3166 codeAE
Internet TLD
a.Predominantly Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi people.
b.Predominantly Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Iranian, South Korean and Afghani (Pashtun) people.
c.Seven emirates and one advisory body.
d.The country's exact size is unknown because of disputed claims to several islands in the Persian Gulf, the lack of precise information on the size of many of these islands and that most of its land boundaries, especially those with Saudi Arabia, remain un-demarcated.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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