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Area: total: 83,600 sq km
land: 83,600 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Climate: desert cooler in eastern mountains

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

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas

Population: 4,621,399
note: estimate is based on the results of the 2005 census that included a significantly higher estimate of net inmigration of non-citizens than previous estimates [July 2008 est.]

Age structure: 0-14 years: 20.5% [male 484,102/female 462,405]
15-64 years: 78.6% [male 2,663,702/female 970,672]
65 years and over: 0.9% [male 26,244/female 14,274]
note: 73.9% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Emirati[s]
adjective: Emirati

Ethnic groups: Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates [includes Westerners and East Asians] 8% [1982]
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens [1982]

Languages: Arabic [official], Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Capital: name: Abu Dhabi
geographic coordinates: 24 28 N, 54 22 E
time difference: UTC+4 [9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time]

National holiday: Independence Day, 2 December [1971]