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[al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttahidah] :
general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Al-Imârât al-'Arabîya al-Muttahida
country code ISO: AE //; - FIPS: TC
location: Southwest Asia
time zone: +4 UT
surface (land) area: 83600 sq.km = 32280 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 27° N / South: 22° N / East: 57° E / West: 51° E
borders (land): Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
borders (coastline): Persian Gulf (part of Indian Ocean)
climate: tropical arid
Government
independent since: 1971-12-02
type of government: federation of emirates
capital: Abu Dhabi
administrative division: emirate (7)
Population
population according to the latest census (1995): 2377,453
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 2369,153; or: 2905,000 /-; 2001: 2407,460; or: 3042,000
population density: 29 per sq.km = 74 per sq.mi
population growth: 7% //; - doubling time: 32 years
birth rate: 18 - 20 per 1000
death rate: 4 per 1000
fertility rate: 4 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 18 per 1000
life expectancy: 75 years (male: 72; female: 77)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 31% //; - 15-59 years: 66% //; - 60+ years: 3%
urbanisation: 86% //; - urbanisation growth: 15%
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: diverse expatriats 45%; Arabs 25%; Iranian 17%; other Asian & African 8%; other 5%
languages: Arabic (official); English, Persian, Hindi, Urdu
religious affiliation: Muslim 96% (Sunnî 80%, Shî'î 16%); other (predominantly Christian and Hindu) 4%
Health
daily food intake: 3372 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 98%
people per physician: 720
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 95%
school enrolment: secondary education: 17%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 6%
adult literacy: 79% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: UAE dirham = 100 fils
annual inflation rate: 2%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 22470 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: -2%
income: USD 19500 per capita
import: USD 17410 per capita //; - export: USD 24756 per capita
trade: USD 19745 per capita //; - or 120% of GDP
trade partners: JP GB US DE
human development index: 0,809 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 45
female labour force: 15%
unemployment: 2%
tourism: 2,5 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 0,5% //; - grass land: 2% //; - wooded area: 0% //; - arid land and desert: 97%
agriculture: labour force: 5% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 2%
agricultural products: tomatoes, dates, eggplant, cabbages, lemons & limes, pumpkins & squash, vegetables
livestock (1000s): camels: 200 / cattle: 110 / goats:-1200 / poultry: 10700-14650 / sheep: 467
fish catch: 114358 - 117600 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 38% //; - part of industry in GDP: 55%
industrial products: cement, aluminium, food processing, petrochemicals
mining products: oil & natural gas, sulfur, gypsum, marble, shale for ceramic applications
CO2 emission per capita: 32,4
services: labour force: 57% //; - part of services in GDP: 43%
energy use (kg per capita): 9997
electricity use (per capita): 10643
annual water use (per capita): 884
Traffic, communication
road network: 4360, or 4835 km //; - of which paved: 100% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 159 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 283 - 407 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 206 - 318 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 260 - 294 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 126 per 1000
persons per post office: 13200
personal computers: 154 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: nameless peak on the NE border with Oman 1934 m? ; Jabal Hafit 1189
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: some wadis
canals: none
waterfalls: none
caves: longest system: none / deepest:
islands: several in the Persian Gulf
deserts: at the edge of the Arabian desert Rub' al-Khâli
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
it is very difficult to discover specific information on maps concerning mountain names and tops
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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