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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Also known as: Vereinigte Arabische Emirate (Deutsch), Emiratos Árabes Unidos (español), les Émirats arabes unis (français), Emirati Arabi Uniti (Italiano), Zjednoczone Emiraty Arabskie (polski), Emirados Árabes Unidos (Português), 阿拉伯聯合酋長國 (正體中文), アラブ首長国連邦 (日本語), Phylarchiarum Arabicarum Confoederatio (latine)

Formerly: Trucial States

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Area: 83,600 km²

Population: 6,072,475

Religions: Muslim (official) 76%, Christian 9%, other (primarily Hindu and Buddhist, less than 5% of the population consists of Parsi, Baha'i, Druze, Sikh, Ahmadi, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra Muslim, and Jewish) 15%

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

Ethnic Groups: Emirati 11.6%, South Asian 59.4% (includes Indian 38.2%, Bangladeshi 9.5%, Pakistani 9.4%, other 2.3%), Egyptian 10.2%, Philippine 6.1%, other 12.8%

Neighbouring Countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, ↖ Qatar Qatar, ↑ Iran Iran, → Oman Oman

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Roman Rite (1): Southern Arabia

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Apostolic Nunciature: United Arab Emirates Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla (65)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Link Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (54)

as of 2019.08.09

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