Flag of United Arab Emirates

Flag of United Arab Emirates

The flag of the United Arab Emirates is drawn in unusually arranged pan-Arab colors which should symbolize the unity among Arab nations. It consists of three horizontal stripes in green, white, and black colors. Moreover, the left part of the flag is lined with a red vertical stripe. Red is the color of Khawarijs and the white stripe has its origins in the period after 1820, when a maritime agreement with Britain was signed. Among others, the agreement stated that every member country ship was obliged to put on its flag a white stripe so that their ships can be distinguished from the pirate’s ships. The country had been fragmented for a long time and the Arab Emirates were not unified until 1971, when the national flag has been adopted.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Oman Oman Muscat 3,957,000 309,500 km2
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Riyadh 29,994,272 2,149,690 km2

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Main information

Country
United Arab Emirates
Capital city
Abu Dhabi
Population
8,264,070 (2010)
Total area
83,600 km2
Formation
2. 12. 1971
Highest point
Jabal Yibir (1,527 m)
GDP
$ 29,176 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
united arab emirates dirham (AED)
Code
AE (ARE)
Calling code
+971
Internet TLD
.ae

Country is member of

By continents
Asia
By organizations
OPEC

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Spojené arabské emiráty (Abú Dhabí)
English
United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
German
Vereinigte Arabische Emirate (Abu Dhabi)
French
Émirats arabes unis (Abou Dhabi)
Italian
Emirati Arabi Uniti (Abu Dhabi)
Spanish
Emiratos Árabes Unidos (Abu Dhabi)
Russian
Объединённые Арабские Эмираты (Абу-Даби)
Slovak
Spojené arabské emiráty (Abú Zabí)
Polish
Zjednoczone Emiraty Arabskie (Abu Zabi)
Portuguese
Emirados Árabes Unidos (Abu Dhabi)
Chinese
阿拉伯联合酋长国 (阿布扎比)
Japanese
アラブ首長国連邦 (アブダビ)
Turkish
Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri (Abu Dabi)
Norwegian
De forente arabiske emirater (Abu Dhabi)
Swedish
Förenade Arabemiraten (Abu Dhabi)
Hungarian
Egyesült Arab Emírségek (Abu-Dzabi)
Dutch
Verenigde Arabische Emiraten (Abu Dhabi)
Danish
Forenede Arabiske Emirater (Abu Dhabi)
Finnish
Yhdistyneet arabiemiirikunnat (Abu Dhabi)
Hebrew
איחוד האמירויות הערביות (אבו דאבי)

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