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The United Arab Emirates

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Total area: 32,000 square miles, slightly smaller than Maine

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Population: 4.4 million

Capital: Abu Dhabi

U.A.E.'s seven subdivisions: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain

Life expectancy: 75.6

Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

Religion: Muslim 96 percent (Shiite 16 percent), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4 percent

Gross Domestic Product: $129.5 billion (2006 est.)

Chief of State: President Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

SOURCE: CIA Factbook

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