United Arab Emirates Basic Facts

 
  UNITED ARAB

EMIRATES

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People

Population 1999................................................. 2,344,402
GNP per capita 1998 ...........................................$17,400
GNP 1998 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 40
Unemployment.....................................................................12%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 4.2
Labor force (%) ....... 3.8

Total Area...................................................................31,969 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 85
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 75
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 8
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................7
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 98
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................25