الإمارات العربية المتحدة هي دولة تقع في شرق شبه الجزيرة العربية في جنوب غرب قارة آسيا وتطل على الشاطئ الجنوبي للخليج العربي . تحدها من الجنوب والغرب المملكة العربية السعودية و من الجنوب الشرقي سلطنة عُمان. تأتي تسمية الإمارات نسبة إلى الإمارات السبع المشكلة للإتحاد و هي: أبوظبي، دبي، الشارقة، عجمان، رأس الخيمة، أم القيوين و الفجيرة. قبل قيام الاتحاد في عام 1971 كانت تعرف باسم الإمارات المتصالحة والساحل المتصالح وساحل عمان. وتعتبر من الدول الغنية بالنفط الذي يتركز معظمه في إمارة أبوظبي.
The United Arab Emirates is a Middle Eastern country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajmān, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Before 1971, they were known as the Trucial States or Trucial Oman, in reference of a nineteenth-century truce between Britain and several Arab Sheikhs. It borders ► Oman and ► Saudi Arabia. The country is rich in oil.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the United Arab Emirates, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the United Arab Emirates.
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