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5 Themes of Geography-United Arab Emirates

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Cindy Hund

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United Arab Emirates 5 Themes of Geography
Cindy Hund Location-Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman
and the Persian Gulf,
between Oman and Saudi Arabia Place Human Environment Interaction-Oil Refining Refined Petroleum/Natural Gas Statistics Movement Oil Numbers Fads The Hatta Rock Pools The UAE's economy thrives off of the country's production of oil and natural gas. The UAE holds 10% of the world's total oil reserves. In order for their economy to function, the UAE must continue supplying oil to the rest of the world. Exports-2.036 barrels/per day
Imports-0.00 barrels/per day
Total Production-3.087 barrels a day Petroleum production-346,900 barrels a day Communication- 3.449 million internet users, 11.727 million cell phone users, 1.825 million main telephone land lines in use.
Transportation-42 airports, 4,028 miles in highway, sea ports-Al Fujayrah, Mina' Jabal 'Ali (Dubai), Khor Fakkan (Khawr Fakkan), Mubarraz Island, Mina' Rashid (Dubai), Mina' Saqr (Ra's al Khaymah Fitness fads
Fashion and beauty fads
Diet fads Hatta Rock Pools The hatta rock pools are located adjacent to the Hajar Mountains near Dubai City. It is a great weekend getaway. The narrow rock corridors serve as a recreational swimming area. Jumeira Beach and Park Jameira Beach and Park Jameira Beach offers a children's play area, picnic/barbeque area, and a cool haven away from the extreme temperatures of Dubai. Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa (2,722 feet tall) is the tallest building in the world located in Dubai. The historic building is surrounded by shopping and entertainment options. The Burj Khalifa has an observation on the 124th floor named "At the Top". The deck contains special telescopes named the "behold telescope" which allows tourists to look at the city and landscape in real time as well as previous images viewed by other visitors. Palm Islands
of Dubai Palm Islands of Dubai The palm islands of Dubai is the largest man made archipelago in the world. These islands in Dubai are often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The islands were constructed in the shape of a palm tree, and only one of the three main islands are open to the public. Archipelago-island group or cluster of islands Abu Dhabi contains 50% of the UAE's oil refineries. Petroleum exports-452,400 barrels per day
Petroleum imports-377,300 barrels per day
Natural gas production-51.28 billion cu
Natural gas imports-16.91billion cu
Natural gas exports- 7.65 billion cu Languages-Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu Religions-Muslim (Islam - official) 96% (Shia 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4% Birthrate-15.76 births/1,000 people Deathrate-2.04 deaths/1,000 people Capital of UAE- Abu Dhabi Government- The United Arab Emirates consists of a constitutional federation of seven emirates:
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ra's al-Khaimah and Fujairah (Established in 1971) United Arab Emirates ~depend on coast and waterways ~Economy-based on heavy industry ~fairly new, developing countries ~republic based governments
Italy Colombia ~family=important cultural aspect ~Catholicism=major religion ~Mostly desert climate
~Muslim (Islam)=major religion
~Arabic=official language
~Government=Muslim monarchy/Federation/Elective Monarchy
~Population=7,890,924 ~Tropical climate
~Spanish=official language
~Population=46,927,125 ~Transportation and communications-highly developed/modernized ~Italian=official language ~Mediterranean climate ~Transportation and communications
still developing ~tourism=major industry ~Population=60,770,000 ~Europe region ~Middle East region ~Latin America region ~Economy based on agriculture ~oil=major export ~Shoes and clothing=major export ~Mountainous terrain-Colombia=Andes, Italy=Appennines ~Flat, dry terrain UAE vs. America ~Land size-The UAE is about the size of Maine ~Population- the UAE has a population of 7,890,924. The USA has a population of 313,914,040. (306,023,116 person difference) ~GDP per capita of UAE=$49,000
GDP per capita of USA=$49,800 ~UAE's military=Military branches: United Arab Emirates Armed Forces: Critical Infrastructure Coastal Patrol Agency (CNIA), Land Forces, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense, Border and Coast Guard Directorate (BCGD) Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 2,229,366
females age 16-49: 842,759
USA's military=Military branches:United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard. Manpower fit for military service:males age 16-49: 60,620,143
females age 16-49: 59,401,94 ~UAE's religion=Muslim (90%) USA=diverse religious beliefs ~UAE's length of time being a country= since 1971 (42 years) USA's length of time being a country- since 1776 (236 years) ~UAE's interaction with the USA= The UAE has marked itself as the single largest Middle East export market of the U.S. for three consecutive years, with $15.9 billion in exports in 2011. U.S. companies have played key roles in the development of Emirate's oil industry. Over 800 US firms are actively present in the UAE-from ExxonMobile to Cold Stone Creamery. Sources- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ae.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html http://www.uae-embassy.org/uae-us-relations http://www.uaeinteract.com/government/
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