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-...

United Arab Emirates in the News

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United Arab Emirates: Tentative Step to Greater Democracy

Political analysts expressed cautious optimism over the prospects for greater democracy in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections from Dec. 16 to Dec. 20.

Shaikh Zayid Mourned

Shaikh Zayid, the United Arab Emirates leader is mourned by millions

The International Press on Turkey's European Union Membership Bid

On Oct. 6, the European Commission agreed to begin negotiations with Turkey on membership in the European Union. The international press responds to the European Commission’s decision to open the door to Turkey’s accession.

Middle East: Axis of Paralysis

World Press Review correspondent Peter C. Valenti examines Arab press commentary on the deepening rifts within the Arab world as the Iraq crisis escalates.

 

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