The U.A.E. census has released preliminary figures for the 2005 population. I also found historical population figures on that site.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-3 was published on 2002-08-20. It shows only one change under the United Arab Emirates: a cedilla is added
to the letter 'Z' in Abu Zaby (their preferred spelling of Abu Dhabi). The cedilla was there in the original ISO 3166-2 standard, but was
omitted in Newsletter I-2. ISO 3166-2 Newsletter Number I-2 was published on 2002-05-21. It shows only one change under the United Arab
Emirates: the spelling of Ras al Khaymah is changed to Ra's al Khaymah.
FIPS PUB 10-4 is the U.S. Federal standard for administrative divisions of countries. On December 1, 1998, in Change 1 to FIPS PUB 10-4,
the country code for the United Arab Emirates was changed from
AE. Concomitantly, the first two letters
in the codes for the individual emirates were changed, as shown below. The older code,
TC, is derived from the name "Trucial
States". The country became known as "United Arab Emirates" in 1971.
More recent census data have become available for the United Arab Emirates, as shown in the table.
|Short name||UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
During the 19th century, Great Britain made a series of agreements with seven independent sheikhdoms on the Persian Gulf. As a result,
the area became known as the Trucial Coast. There was no formal union until 1971, although stamps were issued in 1961 under the name
Other names of country:
- Arabic: Ittihad al-Imarat al-Arabiyah
- Danish: De Forenede Arabiske Emirater
- Dutch: Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
- English: Trucial Coast, Trucial Oman, Trucial States (obsolete)
- Finnish: (Yhdistyneet) arabiemiirikunnat
- French: ╔mirats mp arabes unis
- German: Vereinigte Arabische Emirate np
- Icelandic: Sameinuu arabÝsku furstadŠmin
- Italian: Emirati mp Arabi Uniti
- Norwegian: De forente arabiske emirater (Bokmňl), Dei sameinte arabiske emirata (Nynorsk)
- Portuguese: Emirados mp ┴rabes Unidos (Brazil), Emiratos mp ┴rabes Unidos
- Russian: ОАЭ (abbr), Объединённые Арабские Эмираты
- Spanish: Omßn de la Tregua (obsolete), Emiratos mp ┴rabes Unidos
- Swedish: F÷renade Arabemiraten
- Turkish: Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri
Origin of name:
descriptive: formed by union of several Persian Gulf city-states ruled by emirs
United Arab Emirates is divided into seven emirates.
|Ras al Khaymah|
|Umm al Qaywayn|
- Name: English name of emirate.
- HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes. If periods are replaced
hyphens, these are the same as the emirate codes from ISO standard 3166-2.
- FIPS: Codes from FIPS PUB 10-4, a U.S. government standard.
- Population: 2005-12-05 census preliminary results.
- Capital: Capitals have the same names as their emirates.
- Each of the emirates lies mainly on the Arabian Peninsula. There is a small neutral zone between Abu Dhabi and Dubay.
- Abu Dhabi includes numerous Persian Gulf islands, including Abu al Abyaḍ, Ṣir Bani Yas, Dalma, and Ṣir Abu Nu`ayr.
- Ajman consists of three enclaves. The one containing the capital lies on the Persian Gulf; one is on the border between Fujayrah and
Sharjah, and the last is partly shared with Oman.
- Dubay has one large section, plus a small exclave next to Oman.
- Fujayrah has two sections. The one containing the capital is partly shared with Sharjah.
- Ras al Khaymah consists of two sections separated by Fujayrah. It claims the Tunb Islands in the Persian Gulf.
- Sharjah consists of a large section on the Persian Gulf, plus two exclaves on the Gulf of Oman (one of which is partly shared with
Fujayrah). It shares the administration of Abu Musa Island with Iran.
Origins of names:
- Abu Zabi: Arabic: Zabi's father
- `Ajman: Arabic: foreigner, Persian
- Ras al-Khaymah: Arabic ra's: head or cape, khayma: tent
- 1952: Kalba and Sharjah merged, taking the name Sharjah and Kalba (later shortened to Sharjah). That same year, Fujayrah was
recognized as a Trucial State.
- 1971-12-02: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubay, Fujayrah, Sharjah, and Umm al Qaywayn formed the United Arab Emirates, an independent federation.
- 1972-02-01: Ras al Khaymah merged with the United Arab Emirates.
Other names of subdivisions:
- Abu Dhabi: Aboű Dabţ (French); Abu Dabi (Portuguese, Spanish); Abū Ẓabī, Abū Ẓaby (variant)
- Ajman: `AdjmÔn (French); AjmŃ (Portuguese); `Ajmān (variant)
- Dubay: Dibay (French, Spanish); Douba´ (French); Dubai, Dubayy (variant)
- Fujayrah: Al Foudja´rah, Fudjayra (French); Al Fujayrah, Fujaira, Fujairah, Fujeira (variant)
- Ras al Khaymah: Ras al Khaima, RÔs al Kha´mah (French); Rā's al Khayma, Rā's al Khaymah (variant)
- Sharjah: Ach ChÔrdjah, Chārdja (French); Ash Shāriqah, Ash Shārjah, Sharjah and Dependencies, Sharjah and Kalba
- Umm al Qaywayn: Oumm al Qa´wa´n, Umm al Qi`īwayn (French); Qaiwan, Umm al Qaiwain, Umm al Qayqayn, Umm al Qaywayn, Umm el Quwain
(variant); Um al Qaiuan (Portuguese)
Source: Tedad Census 2005 and
here . Non-nationals are not counted.
|Ras al Khaymah||43,845||73,918||96,578||143,334||197,571|
|Umm al Qaywayn||6,908||12,426||19,285||35,361||45,756|
-  Library of Congress country
study (retrieved 1999).