UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Abu Dhabi ar + Al Karama fDe facto Independent Federation of the United Arab Emirates : UAE : President Sheikh Zayed II bin Sultan Al Nahyan
ARAB UNION (Tripoli a + Cairo aDe facto Semi-Independent Federation of Arab Republics : FAR : Guide Muammar Gaddafi
SAUDI ARABIA (Riyadh) UNO Member Kingdom of SAUDI ARABIA : King Faisal

Other Entities with similar names

Federation of the United Arab Emirates : UAE
(Abu Dhabi ar + Al Karama f)

Federation of the United Arab Emirates : UAE

Flag or logo since 1971-12-02*
Dawlat AL-IMĀRĀT AL-‘ARABĪYAH AL-MUTTAḥIDAH : دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة (ar) De facto Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

President Sheikh Zayed II bin Sultan Al Nahyan
(ruler of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES since 1971-12-01)
Capitals & administrative places*: Abu Dhabi ar + Al Karama f
(Abu Dhabi + Al-Karama)
a administrative, national or political capital (also ruler's residence)
f planned as future capital
r ruler's residence (royal or presidential, primary or secondary)
Official & national languages: Arabic (ar) .


EMIRATES United Arab Emirates : UAE  (Abu Dhabi + Al Karama)

6 Largely Autonomous or Semi-Independent Polities

ABU DHABI Emirate of ABU DHABI  (Abu Dhabi) President Sheikh Zayed II bin Sultan Al Nahyan
AJMAN Emirate of AJMAN : Ajman State and Dependencies  (Ajman) Sheikh Rashid bin Humayd III Al Nuaimi
DUBAI Emirate of DUBAI  (Dubai) Sheikh Rashid II bin Said Al Maktum
FUJEIRA Emirate of FUJEIRA  (Fujeira) Sheikh Muhammad bin Hamad Ash-Sharqi
SHARJAH Emirate of SHARJAH  (Sharjah) Sheikh Khalid III bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi
UMM AL-QIWAIN Emirate of UMM AL-QIWAIN  (Umm Al-Qiwain) Sheikh Ahmad II bin Rashid Al Mualla

4 Condominiums:

ABU MUSA Irano-Sharjahan Territory of TUNB AND ABU MUSA ISLANDS  (Abu Musa)Local: Territory of TUNB AND ABU MUSA ISLANDS (en) + TANB WA JUZUR ´ABU MUSA : تونب وجزر أبو موسى (ar) + JAZAYER-E GAP-SABZU : جزایر تنب و ابو موسی (fa)  (Abu Musa)
AJMAN-OMAN AJMANO-OMANI Joint Administered Territory  (Aman-Oman)Local: AMAN-UMAN : عجمان عمان (ar)  (Aman-Uman)
DUBAI-OMAN Enclaves of DUBAI-OMAN  (Dubai-Oman)Local: DUBAYY-UMAN : دبي عمان (ar)  (Dubayy-Uman)
SHARJAH-FUJEIRA Zones of SHARJAH-FUJEIRA  (Sharjah-Fujairah)Local: ASH-SHARIQAH-AL-FUJAYRAH : الشارقة الفجيرة (ar)  (Ash-Shariqah-Al-Fujayrah)

Military entity abroad, special or locally shared:

PAK-UAE Pak-United Arab Emirates Defense Co-operation : PAK-UAE  (Zayed Port)Local: Pak-United Arab Emirates Defense Co-operation : PAK-UAE (en)  (Mina Zayed)

3 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

ARAB UNITY Council of Arab Economic Unity : CAEU  (Cairo)
ISLAM Organization of the Islamic Conference : OIC  (Jedda)
NON-ALIGNED Non-Aligned Movement : NAM  (Lusaka + New York City)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2023's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

ABU DHABI Emirate of ABU DHABI  (Abu Dhabi)
AJMAN Emirate of AJMAN : Ajman State and Dependencies  (Ajman)
DUBAI Emirate of DUBAI  (Dubai)
FUJEIRA Emirate of FUJEIRA  (Fujeira)
RAS AL-KHAIMA Emirate of RAS AL-KHAIMA  (Ras Al-Khaima)
SHARJAH Emirate of SHARJAH  (Sharjah)
UMM AL-QIWAIN Emirate of UMM AL-QIWAIN  (Umm Al-Qiwain)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2023's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

AJMAN-OMAN AJMANO-OMANI Joint Administered Territory  (Aman-Oman)
DIBBA Dependency of DIBBA  (Dibba Al-Hisn)
DIBBA AL-FUJAIRAH Enclave of the Settlement of DIBBA AL-FUJAIRAH  (Dibba Al-Fujairah)
DUBAI-OMAN Enclaves of DUBAI-OMAN  (Dubai-Oman)
EAST RAFAQ Enclave of EAST RAFAQ Zone  ((Rafaq))
HAMRIYA Dependency of HAMRIYA  (Hamriyah Port)
HATTA Dependency of HATTA Sheikhdom  (Hatta)
HIRA Dependency of HIRA  (Hira)
KALBA Dependency of KALBA  (Khor Kalba)
KHOR FAKKAN Dependency of KHOR FAKKAN  (Khor Fakkan)
MANAMA Sheikhdom of MANAMA Dependency of Ajman State  (Manama)
MASFUT MASFUT Dependency of Ajman State  (Masfut)
NAHWA Enclaves of Sharjah Fujeira-Oman : NAHWA Enclave of Sharjah inside Omani Madha Enclave  (Nahwa)
PAK-UAE Pak-United Arab Emirates Defense Co-operation : PAK-UAE  (Zayed Port)
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 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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