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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Maine 2013
Area > Land 83,600 sq km 2008 112th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 18.09 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 85th out of 224
Area > Total 83,600 sq km 2013 116th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 78 2011 174th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 78 2008 166th out of 169
Climate desert; cooler in eastern mountains 2013
Coastline 1,318 km 2014 74th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 24 00 N, 54 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 83,600 sq km 2008 108th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 30,000 square miles 2013 53th out of 98
Location Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia 2013
Natural resources petroleum, natural gas 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 83,600 km² 2005 114th out of 204
Terrain flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"United Arab Emirates Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/United-Arab-Emirates/Geography

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United Arab Emirates Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • United Arab Emirates ranked 5th last for land use > arable land amongst Muslim countries in 2013.