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United Arab Emirates
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"UAE" redirects here. For other uses, see UAE (disambiguation). United Arab Emirates دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah|
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Flag| Emblem|
Motto: الله , الوطن , الرئيس[citation needed] Allah, al-Waṭan, al-Ra'īs  (Arabic)
"God, The Homeland, President"|
Anthem: Ishy Bilady|
Capital| Abu Dhabi
24°28′N 54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367| Largest city| Dubai|
Official language(s)| Arabic|
Ethnic groups | 16.5% Arabs, 83.5% South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Iranian, Westerners (2009)[1]| Demonym| Emirati[2]|
Government| Federal presidential system and constitutional monarchy|  - | President| Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan|
 - | Prime Minister| Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
Legislature| Federal National Council|
Sovereignty| End of special treaty with the United Kingdom |  - | Constitution| December 2, 1971 |
 - | Total| 83,600 1 km2 (116th)
32,278 sq mi |
 - | Water (%)| negligible|
 - | 2010 estimate| 8,264,070[3] (114th[2])|
 - | 2005 census| 4,106,427 |
 - | Density| 97/km2 (107th)
251.9/sq mi|
GDP (PPP)| 2010 estimate|
 - | Total| US$182.876 billion[4] |
 - | Per capita| US$36,175.966[4] |
GDP (nominal)| 2010 estimate|
 - | Total| US$252.736 billion[4] |
 - | Per capita| US$49,995.307[4] |
Gini (2008)| 36 |
HDI (2010)| 0.815[5] (very high) (32nd)|
Currency| UAE dirham (AED)|
Time zone| GMT+4 (UTC+4)|
 - | Summer (DST)| not observed (UTC+4)|
Date formats| dd/mm/yyyy|
Drives on the| right|
ISO 3166 code| AE|
Internet TLD| .ae, امارات.|
Calling code| 971|
United Arab Emirates portal|
1| The country's exact size is unknown because of disputed claims to several islands in the Persian Gulf, because of the lack of precise information on the size of many of these islands, and because most of its land boundaries, especially with Saudi Arabia, remain undemarcated.| The United Arab Emirates ( i /juˌnaɪtɪd ˌærəb ˈɛmɪrɪts/, Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ Al Imārāt al ‘Arabīyah al Muttaḥidah), often abbreviated as UAE or shortened to The Emirates (Arabic: الامارات‎ Al Imārāt), is a federation situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran. Termed emirates because they are ruled by emirs, they are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The capital is Abu Dhabi, which is also the country's center of political, industrial and cultural activities.[6] Before 1971, the UAE was known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference to a 19th-century truce between the United Kingdom and several Arab Sheikhs. The name Pirate Coast was also used in reference to the area's emirates from the 18th to the early 20th century.[7] The UAE's political system, based on its 1971 Constitution, is composed of several intricately connected governing bodies. Islam is the official religion, and Arabic is the official language.[8] Its oil reserves are ranked as the world's sixth-largest[9] and the UAE possesses one of the most-developed economies in West Asia. It is the thirty-fifth-largest economy at market exchange rates, and has a high per capita gross domestic product (GDP), with a nominal per capita GDP of US$47,407 as per the International Monetary Fund (IMF).[10] It is 15th in purchasing power per capita and has a relatively high Human Development Index for the Asian continent, ranking thirty-second globally.[11] The UAE is classified as a high-income developing economy by the IMF. Although the UAE has a constitution and a president, it is neither a constitutional monarchy nor a republic. It is a...
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