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United Arab Emirates (1971 - )

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, 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.

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 who 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.

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United Arab Emirates: Details
Official NameUnited Arab Emirates
From1971
FlagFlag of United Arab Emirates
WikiSee Wikipedia page
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Flag of Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi 1971
See Also...
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Flag of Trucial States Trucial States 1820 1971
United Arab Emirates: Currencies Used
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Dirham 1973