United Arab Emirates

Continent- Asia

Region – Middle East

Size – 83,600d km2

Geography – Comprises of sea coast, desert

Language- Arabic

 Religion- Islam

Monetary Unit- UAE dirham (AED)

Natural Resources- Petroleum and natural gas

Agriculture- Date palm, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, cabbage, cauliflower, citrus, mangoes

Industry- Petroleum and petrochemicals, fishing, aluminum, steel, cement, fertilizers, commercial ship repair, aerospace parts, financial services, tourism, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, handicrafts, textiles.

Neighboring Countries – Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran

Population – 5,779,760 to 9,581,000 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate- 1.5%

Average Life Expectancy – 76.96 years

Capital City – Abu Dhabi (population 613,368)

Highest Mountain – Jabal Bil ‘Ays (1,934 m)

Yearly Rainfall – 78 mm (2011)

Plant Life – Palm, acacia, tamarisk, eucalyptus, bougainvillea,

Animal Life- Camel, sheep, cattle, hare, desert oryx and gazelle, feral goats, donkeys, Arabian tahr, Arabian wolf, striped hyena, fox, caracal, wildcat, Arabian leopard, hedgehog, bat, rodent, lizard, snake

Bird Life – More than 400 species of birds including wheatear, warblers, babblers, rollers, bulbuls, desert lark, falcon, eagle, long-legged buzzard, lappet-faced vulture

Aquatic Life- Whales, dolphins, Dugong

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