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United Arab Emirates - Introduction 1993
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Background: The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971 six of these states - Abu Zaby 'Ajman Al Fujayrah Ash Shariqah Dubayy and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah. The UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Its generosity with oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region.


United Arab Emirates - Geography 1993
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Location:
Middle East, along the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi
Arabia


Geographic coordinates

Map referenceMiddle East, Standard Time Zones of the World

Area
Total: 75,581 km²
Land: 75,581 km²

Land boundaries: total 867 km, Oman 410 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km

Coastline: 1,318 km
Continental shelf: defined by bilateral boundaries or equidistant line
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 3 nm assumed for most of country,

Maritime claims

Climate: desert; cooler in eastern mountains

Terrain: flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east

Elevation

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 0%
Permanent crops: 0%
Meadows and pastures: 2%
Forest and woodland: 0%
Other: 98%

Irrigated land: 50 km² (1989 est.)

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Geography


United Arab Emirates - People 1993
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Population: 2,657,013 (July 1993 est.)
Growth rate: 5.06% (1993 est.)

Nationality
Noun: Emirian(s)
Adjective: Emirian

Ethnic groups: Emirian 19%, other Arab 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)

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

Religions: Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 5.06% (1993 est.)

Birth rate: 28.4 births/1000 population (1993 est.)

Death rate: 3.07 deaths/1000 population (1993 est.)

Net migration rate: 25.27 migrant(s)/1000 population (1993 est.)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: frequent dust and sand storms; lack of natural freshwater resources being overcome by desalination plants; desertification
Current issues note: strategic location along southern approaches to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 22.5 deaths/1000 live births (1993 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 72 years
Male: 69.91 years
Female: 74.2 years (1993 est.)

Total fertility rate: 4.67 children born/woman (1993 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: age 10 and over can read and write (1980)
Total population: 68%
Male: 70%
Female: 63%

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


United Arab Emirates - Government 1993
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Country name
Conventional long form: United Arab Emirates
Conventional short form: none
Local long form: Al Imarata al Arabiyah al Muttahidah
Local short form: none
Former: Trucial States
Abbreviation: UAE

Government type: federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE central government and other powers reserved to member emirates

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Administrative divisions:
7 emirates (imarat, singular - imarah); Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy, Ra's al
Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn


Dependent areas

Independence: 2 December 1971 (from UK)

National holiday: National Day, 2 December (1971)

Constitution: 2 December 1971 (provisional)

Legal system: secular codes are being introduced by the UAE Government and in several member emirates; Islamic law remains influential

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage: none

Executive branch: president, vice president, Supreme Council of Rulers, prime minister, deputy prime minister, Council of Ministers

Legislative branch: unicameral Federal National Council (Majlis Watani Itihad)

Judicial branch: Union Supreme Court

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation:
ABEDA, AFESD, AL, AMF, CAEU, CCC, ESCWA, FAO, G-77, GCC, IAEA,
IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INMARSAT, INTELSAT, INTERPOL,
IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, LORCS, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, OPEC, UN, UNCTAD,
UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO


Diplomatic representation
In the us chief of mission: Ambassador Muhammad bin Husayn Al SHAALI
In the us chancery: Suite 740, 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20,037
In the us telephone: (202) 338-6,500
From the us chief of mission: Ambassador William RUGH
From the us embassy: Al-Sudan Street, Abu Dhabi
From the us mailing address: P. O. Box 4,009, Abu Dhabi
From the us telephone: 971 (2) 336,691, afterhours 338,730
From the us fax: 971 (2) 318,441
From the us consulate general: Dubayy (Dubai)

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National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


United Arab Emirates - Economy 1993
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Economy overview: The UAE has an open economy with one of the world's highest incomes per capita outside the OECD nations. This wealth is based on oil and gas, and the fortunes of the economy fluctuate with the prices of those commodities. Since 1973, the UAE has undergone a profound transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. At present levels of production, crude oil reserves should last for over 100 years.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: NA%

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: accounts for 2% of GDP and 5% of labor force; cash crop - dates; food products - vegetables, watermelons, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish; only 25% self-sufficient in food

Industries: petroleum, fishing, petrochemicals, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, pearling

Industrial production growth rate:
growth rate 30% (1990 est.); accounts for 56% of
GDP, including petroleum


Labor force: 580,000 (1986 est.)
By occupation industry and commerce: 85%
By occupation agriculture: 5%
By occupation services: 5%
By occupation government:
5%
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Labor force

Unemployment rate: NEGL% (1988)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $4.3 billion; expenditures $4.8 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (1993)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year: calendar year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $21.2 billion (f.o.b., 1991 est.)
Commodoties: crude oil 66%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates
Partners: Japan 39%, Singapore 5%, Korea 4%, Iran 4%, India

Imports: $13.9 billion (f.o.b., 1991 est.)
Commodoties: capital goods, consumer goods, food
Partners: Japan 15%, US 10%, UK 9%, Germany 7%, Korea 4%

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Emirian dirhams (Dh) per US$1 - 3.6710 (fixed rate)


United Arab Emirates - Energy 1993
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 6,090,000 kW capacity; 17,850 million kWh produced, 6,718 kWh per capita (1992)

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


United Arab Emirates - Communication 1993
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


United Arab Emirates - Military 1993
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Military expenditures
Percent of gdp:
exchange rate conversion - $1.47 billion, 5.3% of
GDP (1989 est.)


Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


United Arab Emirates - Transportation 1993
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 37
Usable: 34
With permanentsurface runways: 20
With runways over 3659 m: 7
With runways 2440-3659 m: 5
With runways 1220-2439 m: 5

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines: crude oil 830 km, natural gas, including natural gas liquids, 870 km

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine:
56 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,197,306
GRT/2,153,673 DWT; includes 15 cargo, 8 container, 3 roll-on/roll-off, 23 oil tanker, 4 bulk, 1 refrigerated cargo, 1 liquified gas, 1 chemical tanker


Ports and terminals


United Arab Emirates - Transnational issues 1993
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Disputes international:
location and status of boundary with Saudi Arabia is not final; no defined boundary with most of Oman, but Administrative Line in far north; claims two islands in the Persian Gulf occupied by Iran (Jazireh-ye Tonb-e Bozorg or Greater Tunb, and Jazireh-ye Tonb-e Kuchek or
Lesser Tunb); claims island in the Persian Gulf jointly administered with Iran (Jazireh-ye Abu Musa or Abu Musa); in 1992, the dispute over Abu Musa and the
Tumb islands became more acute when Iran unilaterally tried to control the entry of third country nationals into the UAE portion of Abu Musa island,
Tehran subsequently backed off in the face of significant diplomatic support for the UAE in the region


Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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