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United Arab Emirates
الإمارات العربية المتحدة
al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥhidah
FlagEmblem
Anthem: 
"Ishy Bilady"
"Long Live My Nation"
Location of  United Arab Emirates  (green)in the Arabian Peninsula  (grey)
Location of  United Arab Emirates  (green)

in the Arabian Peninsula  (grey)

CapitalAbu Dhabi
24°28′N54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367
Largest cityDubai
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups (2009[1])
ReligionIslam
DemonymEmirati [1]
Emirian
Emiri
GovernmentFederation of 7 hereditarymonarchies
 - PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
 - Prime MinisterMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
LegislatureFederal National Council
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom2 December 1971 
Area
 - Total83,600d km2 (116th)
32,278 sq mi
 - Water (%)negligible
Population
 - 2013 estimate9,346,129[2] (93rd)
 - 2005 census4,106,427
 - Density99/km2 (110th)
256/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$643.846 billion[3] (32nd)
 - Per capita$65,037[3] (7th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$440.181 billion[3] (28th)
 - Per capita$44,770[3] (19th)
Gini (2008)36
medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.827[4]
very high ·40th
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 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 June 30, 2015


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