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United Arab Emirates

Political leadership

United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (since 3 November 2004)

Vice-President, Prime Minister & Ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (since 5 January 2006)

Land

Total 83,600 sq km; Land 83,600 sq km; Water (0) Km; (country comparison to the world: 116)

Boundaries

total: 1.066 km

Border countries

Oman 609 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km

Coastline

1,318 km

Population

9.40 million (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 13.9% 15-64 years: 85% 65+ 1.1% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

3.06% (2017 est.)

Urbanisation

86.5% of total population (2018)

Major cities

Dubai 2.785 million, Sharjah 1.571 million, ABU DHABI (capital) 1.42 million (2018 est.)

Ethnic groups

Emirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani), Egyptian 10.2%, Philippine 6.1%, other 12.8% (2015 est.)

Religions

Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (including Buddhist, Hindu) 15% (2005 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Literacy

(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 93.8% male: 93.1% female: 95.8% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$387.26 billion (2017); $384.22 billion (2016)

GDP growth

0.79% (2017); 2.99% (2016)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$41,197.2 (2017 est.); $41,449.7 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate

1.67% (2017 est.); 1.64% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line

Unavailable

Public debt

19.7% of GDP (2017 est.); 20.2% of GDP (2016 est.)

Inflation rate

2% (2017 est.)



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