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Trucial Oman:see United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates,
federation of sheikhdoms (2015 est. pop. 5,780,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE, consists of seven sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi (territorially the largest of the
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(also Trucial States, Trucial Coast), the name of the former British protectorate on the eastern Arabian Peninsula. In December 1971, Trucial Oman became the independent state of the United Arab Emirates.
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