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United Arab Emirates
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CapitalAbu Dhabi
Largest city Dubai
Official languages Arabic
Ethnic groups (2009<ref name=WorldFactbook>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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Religion Islam
Demonym Emirati <ref name=WorldFactbook/>
Emirian
Emiri
Government Federation of 7 hereditary monarchies
 -  President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
 -  Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Legislature Federal National Council
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 2 December 1971 
Area
 -  Total 83,600d km2 (116th)
32,278 sq mi
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  2013 estimate 9,346,129<ref name=PopulationWorldBank>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  2005 census 4,106,427
 -  Density 99/km2 (110th)
256/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $643.846 billion<ref name=imf2>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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 -  Per capita $65,037<ref name=imf2/> (7th)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $440.181 billion<ref name=imf2/> (28th)
 -  Per capita $44,770<ref name=imf2/> (19th)
Gini (2008)36
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very high · 40th
Currency UAE dirham (AED)
Time zone GST (UTC+4)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+4)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +971
ISO 3166 code AE
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a. Predominantly Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi people.
b. Predominantly Chinese, Filipino, Thai, Iranian, South Korean and Afghani 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.
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{{#invoke:Side box|main}} The United Arab Emirates {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE,<ref group="note">Arabic: الامارات‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} al-Imārāt</ref> is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.<ref name="natur"/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Established in December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. Islam is the official religion of the UAE, and Arabic is the official language, although English is widely used.

The UAE's oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> while its natural gas reserves are the world's seventeenth-largest.<ref>Natural Gas. BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2012</ref> The late Sheikh Zayed, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the first President of the UAE, oversaw the development of the Emirates and steered oil revenues into healthcare, education and infrastructure.<ref name="bbc.co.uk">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The UAE's economy is the most diversified in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with its most populous city of Dubai emerging into a global city and international aviation hub.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Nevertheless, the country remains extremely reliant on its export of petroleum and natural gas.<ref name=WorldFactbook/><ref name="WTO Trade Statistic 2009">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="lse.ac.uk">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The UAE has been criticized for its human rights record, including the role of Sharia law in its legal system.<ref name=ramadan>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=bergner>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The UAE's rising international profile has led some analysts to identify it as a regional and middle power.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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