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  Australia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
 



Geography - Description

 

Sydney

 

   

AUSTRALIA

  KUWAIT   QATAR   UAE
                 
Maps   Conventional long form: Commonwealth of Australia
Conventional short form: Australia
  Conventional long form: State of Kuwait
Conventional short form: Kuwait
Local long form: Dawlat al Kuwayt
Local short form: Al Kuwayt
  Conventional long form: State of Qatar
Conventional short form: Qatar
Local long form: Dawlat Qatar
Local short form: Qatar
  Conventional long form: United Arab Emirates
Conventional short form: none
Local long form: Al Imarat al Arabiyah al Muttahidah
Local short form: none
                 
Area   Democratic, federal-state system recognising the British monarch as sovereign   Nominal constitutional monarchy   Traditional monarchy   Federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates
                 
Land boundaries   Canberra   Kuwait   Doha   Abu Dhabi
                 
Coastline   6 states and 2 territories; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia   5 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Al Ahmadi, Al Farwaniyah, Al 'Asimah, Al Jahra', Hawalli   10 municipalities (baladiyat, singular - baladiyah); Ad Dawhah, Al Ghuwayriyah, Al Jumayliyah, Al Khawr, Al Wakrah, Ar Rayyan, Jarayan al Batinah, Madinat ash Shamal, Umm Sa'id, Umm Salal  

7 emirates (imarat, singular - imarah); Abu Zaby (Abu Dhabi), 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah (Sharjah), Dubayy (Dubai), Ra's al Khaymah, Umm al Qaywayn

                 
Terrain   Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norfolk Island, Macquarie Island   None   None  

None

                 
Elevation extremes   1 January 1901 (federation of UK colonies)   19 June 1961 (from UK)   3 September 1971 (from UK)   2 December 1971 (from UK)