Key: 6380  
Country:
Group: Arabia
Volume: 72
Issued: 632 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 83,600 sq.km; Population - 2,407,000; Capital - Abu Dhabi
A Federation in eastern Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, comprising of
seven Emirates. Economy is based on oil production.
Formerly the TRUCIAL STATES under British protection. The Federation was formed
on December 2nd, 1971 by the Emirates of ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJEIRA,
SHARJAH and UMM AL QIWAIN, joined in February of 1972 by RAS AL KHAIMA.
Each of the Emirates continued to issue stamps until August of 1972, when first
'UAE' overprints on stamps of Abu Dhabi appeared. Direct UPU membership since
March 30th, 1973. Annual output about 35.
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Inscriptions
UAE overprinted on stamps of Abu Dhabi
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
U.A.EMIRATES
UAE
U.A.E.

Index
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
 
Currency
1000 Fils = 1 Dinar
100 Fils = 1 Dirham (1973)
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TRUCIAL STATES
Trucial States

ABU DHABI
Abu Dhabi

AJMAN
Ajman

DUBAI
Dubai

FUJEIRA
Fujeira

SHARJAH
Sharjah

UMM AL QIWAIN
Umm Al Qiwain

RAS AL KHAIMA
Ras Al Khaima