Emirate of Abu Dhabi
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi (/ˌæbuː ˈdɑːbi/, /ˌɑː–/, or /–ˈdæ–/;Arabic: إمارة أبو ظبي Imārat Abū Ẓaby, pronounced [ʔabuː ˈðˤɑbi]), is one of seven Emirates that constitute the (UAE). It is the largest emirate by area (67,340 km²), accounting for approximately 87 per cent of the total land area of the federation. Abu Dhabi also has the largest population of the seven emirates. In June 2011, it was estimated to be 2,120,700 people, of which, 439,100 people (less than 21%) were Emirati citizens, which has risen to 2.3 million in 2012.
Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the emirate, after which it is named, as well as the capital of the federation.
Abu Dhabi’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates, in 2011, amounted to AED 806,031 million at current prices. Mining and quarrying (includes crude oil and natural gas) accounts for the largest contribution to GDP (58.5 per cent in 2011). Construction related industries are the next largest contributor (10.1 per cent in 2011). GDP grew to AED 911.6 billion in 2012, or over 100,000 USD per capita.