Overview - United Arab Emirates

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Capital:Abu Dhabi
Area:83,600 km²
Population:2,602,713 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Arabic (official), Persian, English, Urdu.
Religion(s):Muslim - 96% (Shi'a - 16%), Christian, Hindu, and others - 4%.
Ethnic Group(s):Emirati - 19%, other Arab and Iranian - 23%, South Asian - 50%, others - 8%.