Independence Year : 1971
Population : 2441000
Life Expectancy : 74.1
Capital : 65
GNP : 37966.00
GNP Old : 36846.00
Local Name : Al-Imarat al-´Arabiya al-Muttahida
Government Form : Emirate Federation
Location : Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Terrain : Largely desert with some agricultural areas.
Climate : Hot, humid, low annual rainfall, cooler in eastern mountains
Ethnic Group : Arab, Pakistani, Indian, Iranian, Filipino (27% of residents are UAE citizens)
Religions : Muslim (96%), Hindu, Christian
Official Website : www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae/
Genral Information - United Arab Emirates
An oil-rich desert country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Pensinsula. In 1971 the former Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman (Ajman), Al Fujayrah (Fujairah), Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), and Umm al Qaywayn (Umm al-Qaiwain) - merged to form the United Arab Emirates joined by Ra's al Khaymah (Ras al-Khaimah) in 1972.
The UAE is the third largest oil producer in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia and Iran.