Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
أَبُو ظَبْيٍ
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's skyline in December 2014
Abu Dhabi's skyline in December 2014
Coat of arms of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is located in United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Location of Abu Dhabi within UAE
Abu Dhabi is located in Persian Gulf
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (Persian Gulf)
Abu Dhabi is located in Arab world
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (Arab world)
Abu Dhabi is located in Asia
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (Asia)
Coordinates: 24°28′N 54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367Coordinates: 24°28′N 54°22′E / 24.467°N 54.367°E / 24.467; 54.367
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateAbu Dhabi
Municipal regionCentral Capital District[1]
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • General Manager of City MunicipalityHE Saif Badr Al Qubaisi
Area
 • Total972 km2 (375 sq mi)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2021)[2] [3]
 • Total1,512,000
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
DemonymsAbu Dhabian, Dhabyani
Time zoneUTC+4 (UAE Standard Time)
GDP PPP2014 estimate
TotalUSD 178 billion[4]
Per capitaUSD 61,000
Websitetamm.abudhabi

Abu Dhabi (UK: /ˈæbˈdɑːbi/, US: /ˈɑːb/ ; Arabic: أَبُو ظَبْيٍ Abū Ẓabī Arabic pronunciation: [ɐˈbuˈðˤɑbi])[5] is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai), it is also the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The city of Abu Dhabi is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast. Most of the city and the Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. As of 2021, Abu Dhabi's urban area had an estimated population of 1.5 million,[6] out of 2.9 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as of 2016.[7] The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is headquartered in the city, and was the world's 5th largest sovereign wealth fund in 2021.[8] Abu Dhabi itself has over a trillion US dollars worth of assets under management in a combination of various sovereign wealth funds headquartered there.[9]

Abu Dhabi houses local and federal government offices and is the home of the United Arab Emirates Government and the Supreme Petroleum Council. The city is home to the President of the UAE, who is a member of the Al Nahyan family. Abu Dhabi's rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the massive oil and gas reserves and production and relatively high average income, have transformed it into a large, developed metropolis. It is the country's center of politics and industry, and a major culture and commerce center. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400 billion UAE economy.[10]

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  2. ^ "Middle East :: United Arab Emirates". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Middle East :: United Arab Emirates – The World Factbook – Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ Berube, Alan; Trujillo, Jesus Leal; Ran, Tao; Parilla, Joseph (22 January 2015). "Global Metro Monitor". Brookings. Retrieved 28 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "How did Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other cities get their names? Experts reveal all". UAE Interact. 3 October 2007. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Abu Dhabi Population 2019 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)". World Population Review. 12 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Statistical Yearbook of Abu Dhabi 2018". scad.ae. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Report:Visualizing The World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds". Saudi 24 News. 16 August 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  9. ^ Bloomberg (2 March 2021). "Wealth fund newbie comes into focus in Abu Dhabi's $1 trillion sovereign hub". Gulf Business. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Abu Dhabi economy grows 5.2 pct in 2013, slower than expected". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 25 December 2020.

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