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United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates

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Population: 5,148,664 (2011)
Land Area: 83,600 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Political System: Federation
State Leader: Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2004)
Head of Government: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (2006)
Languages: Arabic, Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Currency: Emirati Dirham (AED)
Major Religions: Muslim 96%, Other 4%
Major Ethnicities: Emirati 19%, Other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, Other Expatriates (1982)
Life Expectancy: 76.51 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 301.9 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 246.8 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 49,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 0.9%, Industry 51.5%, Services 47.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 7%, Industry 15%, Services 78% (2000)
Industries: Petroleum and petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, construction materials, boat building, handicrafts, textiles
Agriculture Products: Dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish
Human Development Index: 0.846 (30th)
Tourism Revenue: 1.594 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 3.1% of GDP (2005)

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Army Size: 50 500 (2004)
Budget: 0,9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


United Arab Emirates is located in the Middle East. It is bordered by Oman and Saudi Arabia. The UAE's economy was at first mainly based on oil and natural gas revenues, but now it has diversified its economy and oil and natural gas play a lesser role. Presently there are billions in construction projects underway, these projects will lead to significantly increased tourism.

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CIA World Factbook: United Arab Emirates
Wikipedia: United Arab Emirates

Updated on: January 2, 2012