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United Arab Emirates Life

The UAE has an estimated population of 2.3 million (1998), with a density of 28 persons per sq km (71 per sq mi). Some 85 percent of the country's population is urban. Abu Dhabi is the largest city and is the capital of the UAE. It serves as the financial, transportation, and communications center of a major petroleum-producing area.

Arabic is the official language of the UAE. English is also widely spoken, as are Hindi, Urdu, and Persian.

Islam is the official religion of the country, and all Emiris and a majority of the expatriates are Muslims. The constitution guarantees religious freedom and there are some Christian churches in the UAE.


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