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Where is The United Arab Emirates?

map showing the location of The United Arab Emirates

Located in the continent of Asia, United Arab Emirates covers 83,600 square kilometers of land, making it the 115th largest nation in terms of land area.

The United Arab Emirates became an independent state in 1971, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of The United Arab Emirates is 5,314,317 (2012) and the nation has a density of 64 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The United Arab Emirates is the UAE Dirham (AED). As well, the people of The United Arab Emirates are refered to as Emirati.

The dialing code for the country is 971 and the top level internet domain for Emirati sites is .ae.

The United Arab Emirates shares land borders with 2 countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman.

To learn more, visit our detailed United Arab Emirates section.

Quick facts

Population 5,314,317
Density 63.6 / km2 ( 164.6 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1971
Capital Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
Currency UAE Dirham
GDP 402,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 75,645 (2014 data)
Land Area 83,600 km2 (32,278 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Saudi Arabia, Oman
Minimum Longitude 51.530
Maximum Longitude 56.380
Mininum Latitude 22.620
Maximum Latitude 26.280
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What is the capital of The United Arab Emirates?

map showing the location of The United Arab Emirates
Location of Abu Dhabi on a map.

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of United Arab Emirates. It has a population of 603,492, and is located on a latitue of 24.47 and longitude of 54.37.

Abu Dhabi is also the political center of United Arab Emirates, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Abu Dhabi, the Capital Of The United Arab Emirates

City Abu Dhabi
Country The United Arab Emirates
Population 603,492
Longitude 54.36667000
Latitude 24.46667000
Elevation 6 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The United Arab Emirates

Rank City Population
#1Dubai1,137,347
#2Abu Dhabi603,492
#3Sharjah543,733
#4Al Ain408,733
#5Ajman226,172
#6Ras al-Khaimah115,949
#7Al Fujayrah62,415

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.