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U.A.E

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Geography
Location: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia

Map references: Middle East

Area:
total: 82,880 sq km
land: 82,880 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Maine

Land boundaries:
total: 867 km
border countries: Oman 410 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km

Coastline: 1,318 km

Maritime claims:
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm

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

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: Jabal Yibir 1,527 m

Natural hazards: frequent sand and dust storms

Environment - current issues: lack of natural freshwater resources being overcome by desalination plants; desertification; beach pollution from oil spills


The People

Population: 2,369,153
note: includes 1,576,472 non-nationals (July 2000 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 30% (male 359,134; female 345,518)
15-64 years: 68% (male 1,029,898; female 582,783)
65 years and over: 2% (male 35,928; female 15,892) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.61% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 18 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 3.68 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 17.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 74.06 years
male: 71.64 years
female: 76.61 years (2000 est.)

Ethnic groups: Emiri 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

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 79.2%
male: 78.9%
female: 79.8% (1995 est.)



A map of the U.A.E

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What Does Steve Say?
~10 Questions with Steve~
Q1: HOW HOW DOES IT GET IN THE WINTER?
A1: Around the 60's


Q2: Is the ocean bluer than FL?
A2: I think it is but sometimes its not as pretty. Maybe its just like FL.

Q3: Is there alot of dessert?
A3: Yes alot, but they have planted so many trees that they have changed the echo system. You will be driving through dessert and then see trees.

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