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United Arab Emirates

Official English Name: United Arab Emirates

Official Local Name(s): دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Common English Name: UAE

Capital: Abu Dhabi

REGION
Middle East
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Oman (East)
Saudi Arabia (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Gulf of Oman (Northeast)
Persian Gulf (North)
TOTAL AREA
83,600 km2 (100% land, ask 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,066 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
1,318 km
CLIMATE
Desert
TERRAIN
Flat
Barren coastal plains
Desert wasteland
Mountains in the east
HIGHEST POINT
Jabal Yibir (1,527 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
NATURAL DISASTERS
Sandstorms
Dust storms
DEMONYM
Emirati
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Arab (44.0%)
South Asian (38.5%)
Pashtun (6.6%)
Persian (3.8%)
Somali (1.4%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Persian
English
Hindi
Urdu
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (74.5%)
Hindu (20.8%)
Christian (3.3%)
Buddhist (0.7%)
Atheist (0.3%)
POPULATION
5,927,482
LARGEST CITY
Dubai (2,691,715)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Abu Dhabi (1,698,961)
Sharjah (719,100)
Al Ain (650,000)
Ajman (518,000)
Ras al-Haymah (263,217)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federation
HEAD OF STATE
President Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Sheikh Muhammad ibn Rashid Al Maktum
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
7 Emirates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
2 December 1971 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden Falcon
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Nashid al-watani al-imarati
GDP PER CAPITA
$67,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
د.إ (United Arab Emirates Dirham)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = د.إ3.67
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ae
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+971

The ethnic makeup of the United Arab emirates is very diverse as only a small minority of its people are Emirati, and even these people have a wide range of ancestors.

Defamation is a crime in the United Arab Emirates punishable by arrest. Be sure not to say anything negative about the country while within borders.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/up.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/UP (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.dubai-online.com/essential/population/ (Dubai population data)

http://bit.ly/2il3bRl (Abu Dhabi population data)

http://bit.ly/2i8LPXW (All other city population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016