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United Arab Emirates
الإمارات العربية المتحدة
Dawlat al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah
FlagEmblem
Anthem: عيشي بلادي
"Īšiy Bilādī"
"Long Live my Nation"
Location of  United Arab Emirates  (green)in the Arabian Peninsula  (white)
Location of  United Arab Emirates  (green)

in the Arabian Peninsula  (white)

CapitalAbu Dhabi
Largest cityDubai
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups (2015[1])
  • 27.15% Indian
  • 12.53% Pakistani
  • 11.32% Emirati(citizenry)
  • 49% other
ReligionIslam
DemonymEmirati [2]
Emirian
Emiri
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy; Federation of 7 hereditary monarchies
 • PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
 • Prime MinisterMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
LegislatureFederal National Council
Establishment from the United Kingdom
 • Abu Dhabi1761 
 • Umm al-Quwain1775 
 • Ajman1820 
 • Dubai1820 
 • Sharjah1900 
 • Ras al-Khaimah1900 
 • Fujairah1952 
 • Union Emirates2 December 1971 
 • Ras Al Khaimah Emirates to join the Union10 February 1972 
Area
 • Total83,600d km2 (116th)
32,278 sq mi
 • Water (%)negligible
Population
 • 2015 estimate5,779,760[2] to 9,581,000[3][4] (93rd)
 • 2005 census4,106,427
 • Density99/km2 (110th)
256/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$647.823 billion[3] (32nd)
 • Per capita$67,616[3] (7th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$345.483 billion[3] (28th)
 • Per capita$36,060[3] (19th)
Gini (2008)36
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.835[5]
very high ·41st
CurrencyUAE dirham (AED)
Time zoneGST(UTC+4)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright[6][7]
Calling code+971
ISO 3166 codeAE
Internet TLD
a.Predominantly Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi people.
b.Predominantly Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Iranian, South Korean and Afghan 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 October 9, 2016


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