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UNITED

ARAB
EMIRATES

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TheUnited Arab Emiratesis situated in


Middle East/southwest Asia, bordering the
Gulf of Omanand thePersian Gulf,
betweenOmanandSaudi Arabia
The UAE lies between 2250 and 26 north
latitude and between 51 and 5625 east
longitude
The total area of the UAE is approximately
83,600 square kilometers.
The largest emirate,Abu Dhabi, accounts for
87 percent of the UAE's total area (72,732
square kilometers).
The smallest emirate,Ajman, encompasses
only 259 square kilometers

The climate of the UAE generally is very hot


and very sunny. The hottest months are July
and August, when average maximum
temperatures reach above 50C(122.0F)
on the coastal plain
Average annual rainfall: fewer than 120mm
(4.7in) (plains): 350mm (13.8in)
(mountainous areas)
The region is prone to occasional, violent
dust storm, which can severely reduce
visibility.
The Jebel Jais mountain cluster inRas al
Khaimahhas experienced snow only twice
since records began

Flora and fauna


Flora (plants)
datepalms,acaciaandeucalyptus
trees; grassesand thornbushes.
Fauna (animals)
Arabian oryxandleopards;
Coastal fishes likemackerel,
perchandtuna,
sharks andwhales

Area and land boundaries


Area:
Total: 83,600km
Land: 83,600km
Water: 0km
Land boundaries:
Total: 867km
Border countries:Oman410km,Saudi Arabia457km
Coastline:
1,318km
Elevation extremes:
Lowest point:Persian Gulf0m
Highest point:JabalYibir1,527m

RESOURCES AND LAND USE


Natural resources:petroleum,natural gas
Land use: arable land: 0.77%
Permanent crops: 2.27%
Other: 96.96% (2005)
Irrigated land: 2,300km (2003)

Total renewable water resources: 0.2km2


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Natural hazards: frequent sand and dust storms
Environment - current issues: lack of natural freshwater
resources being overcome bydesalinationplants;
desertification; beach pollution from oil spills
Environment - international agreements: party to:
Biodiversity,Climate Change,Desertification,
Endangered Species,Hazardous Wastes,Marine Dumping,
Ozone Layer Protection

President:Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed alNahyan (2004)


Prime Minister:Sheikh Muhammad ibn
Rashid al-Maktoum (2006)
Total area:32,278 sq mi (83,600 sq km)
Population (2014 est.):5,628,805
growth rate: 2.71%)
birth rate: 15.54/1000
infant mortality rate: 10.92/1000
life expectancy: 77.09
density per sq mi: 256

Economic summary:
GDP/PPP(2013 est.): $269.8 billion; per capita
$29,900.
Real growth rate:4%.
Inflation:1.3%.
Unemployment:2.4% (2001).
Arable land:0.61%.
Agriculture:dates, vegetables, watermelons;
poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish.
Labor force:4.588 million; note: 85% of the
population in the 1564 age group is nonnational
(2013 est.); services 78%, industry 15%, agriculture
7% (2000 est.).

Economic summary:
Industries:petroleum and petrochemicals;
fishing, aluminum, cement, fertilizers,
commercial ship repair, construction materials,
some boat building, handicrafts, textiles.
Natural resources:petroleum, natural gas.
Exports:$368.9 billion (2013 est.): crude oil
45%, natural gas, re-exports, dried fish, dates.
Imports:$249.6 billion (2013 est.): machinery
and transport equipment, chemicals, food.
Major trading partners:Japan, South Korea,
India, Thailand, China, Germany, Iran, U.S.,
Singapore (2012