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United Arab Emirates


Formal Name: United Arab Emirates.

Short Form: UAE.

Term for Citizens: No generally accepted term.

Capital: Abu Dhabi.

Date of Independence: December 2, 1971.


Size: Approximately 77,700 square kilometers (excluding islands), but land borders undemarcated.

Topography: Largely desert, although mountains in north.

Climate: Hot and dry in desert regions; frequent high humidity along Persian Gulf coast.

Boundaries: Land boundaries with Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia mostly undefined; several internal boundaries subject of disputes between and among seven constituent amirates.

Data as of January 1993