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United Arab Emirates: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
Geographic Coordinates24 00 N, 54 00 E 24.0,54.0
Area total: 83,600 sq km
land: 83,600 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 83600
DBpedia: 83600
Geoname: 82880
Infoplease: 83600
Britannica: 83600
Wolfram: 83600

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Land boundariestotal: 1,066 km
border countries: Oman 609 km, Saudi Arabia 457 km
Coastline1,318 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: Jabal Yibir 1,527 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Jebel Yibir 1527 m; Jebel Hafeet 1240 m
According to Geonames: Jabal Bil Ays 1934 m; Jabal Yibir 1527 m; Jabal Qitab 1029 m

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Terrainflat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; mountains in east
Natural Hazardsfrequent sand and dust storms
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas
Land Usearable land: 0.61%
permanent crops: 0.5%
other: 98.9% (2011)
Climatedesert; cooler in eastern mountains
Irrigated Land920 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources0.15 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueslack of natural freshwater resources compensated by desalination plants; desertification; beach pollution from oil spills
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Dubai; Sharjah; Abu Dhabi; Al Ain; Ajman
According to Geonames: Dubai; Abu Dhabi; Sharjah; Al Ain; Ajman

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location along southern approaches to Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil