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   United Arab Emirates

Introduction:
The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states - Abu Zaby, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah. The UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region.


Official name: United Arab Emirates
Capital: name: Abu Dhabi
geographic coordinates: 24 28 N, 54 22 E
time difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Government type: federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates
Population: 4,444,011
note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net inmigration of non-citizens than previous estimates (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Official Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)

Current United Arab Emirates Dirham Exchange Rates
Historical United Arab Emirates Dirham Exchange Rates
Chart United Arab Emirates Dirham Exchange Rates
Currency code: AED
Area: total: 83,600 sq km
land: 83,600 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: desert; cooler in eastern mountains


Map of United Arab Emirates
map of United Arab Emirates


Facts at a Glance: Geography - People - Government - Economy - Communications - Transportation - Military - Climate - Current Time - Ranking Positions - United Arab Emirates Dirham Exchange Rates
Notes and Commentary: People - Economy - Government and Political Conditions - Historical Highlights - Foreign Relations - Relations with U.S.



Facts at a Glance
Geography
People
Government
Economy
Communications
Transportation
Military
Climate
Current Time
Ranking Positions
United Arab Emirates Dirham Exchange Rates


Notes and Commentary
People
Economy
Government and Political Conditions
Historical Highlights
Foreign Relations
Relations with U.S.





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