United Arab Emirates

Map United Arab Emirates
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Flag of United Arab Emirates

Facts

Population:  2,407,460 note:  includes 1,576,472 non-nationals (July 2001 est.)
Age structure:  0-14 years:  28.86% (male 354,298; female 340,498) 15-64 years:  68.74% (male 1,047,839; female 607,020) 65 years and over:  2.4% (male 40,626; female 17,179) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate:  1.59% (2001 est.)
Birth rate:  18.11 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate:  3.79 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate:  1.61 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio:  at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years:  1.73 male(s)/female 65 years and over:  2.36 male(s)/female total population:  1.5 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate:  16.68 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:  total population:  74.29 years male:  71.84 years female:  76.86 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate:  3.23 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:  0.18% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:  NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths:  NA
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)
Religions:  Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%
Languages:  Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Literacy:  definition:  age 15 and over can read and write total population:  79.2% male:  78.9% female:  79.8% (1995 est.)
GDP:  purchasing power parity - $54 billion (2000 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:  4% (2000 est.)
GDP - per capita:  purchasing power parity - $22,800 (2000 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:  agriculture:  3% industry:  52% services:  45% (1996 est.)
Population below poverty line:  NA%
Household income or consumption by percentage share:  lowest 10%:  NA% highest 10%:  NA%
Inflation rate (consumer prices):  4.5% (2000 est.)
Labor force:  1.4 million (1998 est.) note:  75% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national (July 1998 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:  services 60%, industry 32%, agriculture 8% (1996 est.)
Unemployment rate:  NA%
Budget:  revenues:  $6.5 billion expenditures:  $7.3 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2000 est.)
Industries:  petroleum, fishing, petrochemicals, construction materials, some boat building, handicrafts, pearling
Industrial production growth rate:  4% (2000)
Electricity - production:  36.7 billion kWh (1999)
Electricity - production by source:  fossil fuel:  100% hydro:  0% nuclear:  0% other:  0% (1999)
Electricity - consumption:  34.131 billion kWh (1999)
Electricity - exports:  0 kWh (1999)
Electricity - imports:  0 kWh (1999)
Agriculture - products:  dates, vegetables, watermelons; poultry, eggs, dairy products; fish
Exports:  $46 billion (f.o.b., 2000 est.)
Exports - commodities:  crude oil 45%, natural gas, reexports, dried fish, dates
Exports - partners:  Japan 30%, India 7%, Singapore 6%, South Korea 4%, Oman, Iran (1999)
Imports:  $34 billion (f.o.b., 2000 est.)
Imports - commodities:  machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food
Imports - partners:  Japan 9%, US 8%, UK 8%, Italy 6%, Germany, South Korea (1999)
Debt - external:  $12.6 billion (2000 est.)
Economic aid - recipient:  $NA
Currency:  Emirati dirham (AED)
Currency code:  AED
Exchange rates:  Emirati dirhams per US dollar - central bank mid-point rate: 3.6725 (since 1998); 3.6711 (1997), 3.6710 (1995-96)
Fiscal year:  calendar year

Statistics: CIA World Factbook.

Press

Al-Bayan

(Government-owned), Dubai
http://www.albayan.ae

Al-Emarat Al-Youm


http://www.emaratalyoum.com/

Al-Ittihad

(Pro-government), Abu Dhabi
http://www.alittihad.ae/

Al-Khaleej

(Pro-government), Sharjah
http://www.alkhaleej.ae/

Emirates 24/7


http://www.emirates247.com/

National, The

Dubai
http://www.thenational.ae/

The Gulf Today

(English-language), Sharjah
http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/B6EF085D-6629-...

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