United Arab Emirates Table of Contents
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