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Country United Arab Emirates


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 83,600
Area (sq mile) 32,278
Border Oman, Saudi Arabia
Population 5,779,760
Nationality Emirati(s)
Ethnic Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates 8%
Religion Muslim 96%, Christian, Hindu, and other 4%
Language Arabic, Persian, and more
Literacy 78%
Government Federation
Capital Abu Dhabi
Leader President Khalifa bin Zayid al-Nahyan (since November 3, 2004); Prime Minister and Vice President Muhammad bin Rashid al-Maktum (since January 5, 2006); Deputy Prime Ministers Saif bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan and Mansur bin Zayid Al-Nuhayyan (both since May 11, 2009)
Currency Emirati dirham (AED)
Independence Day Dec. 2, 1971 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Independence Day (Dec. 2, 1971)
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