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The United Arab Emirates is an average size country in the south west of Asia.

The United Arab Emirates has a border on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.

The land is mainly flat plains and deserts.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of the United Arab Emirates, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 24 00N
Longitude - 54 00E

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uae The Emirati flag is 3 equal horizontal stripes of green, at the top, white and black with a vertical red stripe on the flag pole side.

The capital of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi.

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of monarchies with a president as head of state and a prime minister, appointed by the council, as head of the government. The federation council is made up of the Emirs of each emirate. However the seven emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Quwain, have a large degree of independence.

Emirs in each emirate select a proportion of voters.

The currency in the United Arab Emirates is the dirham.

Arabic is the official language.

Hear the National Anthem


The anthem has no words


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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in the United Arab Emirates to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of the United Arab Emirates is 83,600 sq kms which is the 33rd largest in Asia.

The United Arab Emirates has no lakes, rivers and canals.

The United Arab Emirates has boundaries with 2 countries

  • Oman 609 kms
  • Saudi Arabia 457 kms

The United Arab Emirates has a coastline of 1,318 kms which is the 24th longest in Europe.

The highest point in the United Arab Emirates is Jabal Yibir at 1,527 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. uae
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People

The total population of the United Arab Emirates is 5.93 million people, making it the 34th largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 1.87 million are females and 4.6 million are males.

A person from the United Arab Emirates is called an Emirati.

To be a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, your father must be a citizen of the United Arab Emirates. If the father is unknown then the mother must be a citizen of the United Arab Emirates. It is not sufficient to be born in the United Arab Emirates. You have to live in United Arab Emirates for 30 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in the United Arab Emirates, by population are:-

  • Dubai 1,137,347 people
  • Abu Dhabi 603,492
  • Sharjah 543,733
  • Al Ain 408,733
  • Ajman 226,172
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. uaeEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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85.5% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in the United Arab Emirates is 15.3 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in the United Arab Emirates is 2.0 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 8.5 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 12.0 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 25.0 and for males is 32.1. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 1.2. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 83.4. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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health



the United Arab Emirates spends 3.6% of its total income on health care.

There are 2.53 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

31.7% of the population are estimated as obese.

99.6% of the urban population and 100.0% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

98.0% of the urban population and 95.2% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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The United Arab Emirates releases 245.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 11th highest in Asia.
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Education

We have no figures for the amount the United Arab Emirates spends of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in the United Arab Emirates. Primary education is for five years until age 11 and secondary education must continue till 15 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the last week of August and finishes at the end of June. There is usually a 4 week break at Christmas and 2 week break at the beginning of April.

95.8% of females and 93.1 of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

12.9% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 21.8% are unemployed while with males 7.9% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in the United Arab Emirates is 5.34 million.

uaeThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
3.6% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 25 paved airports in the United Arab Emirates, which is the 25th highest number in Asia.
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There are no railways in the United Arab Emirates.
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There are 4,080 kilometres of roads in the United Arab Emirates, which means United Arab Emirates is in 40th place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.
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There are 4 major national newspapers in the United Arab Emirates.

There are 19.91 million mobile phone users.

39% of the people have a fixed landline.

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5.37 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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