About Yemen

Yemen Map
  • Area: 537,010 Km²
  • Coast Line: 1,906 Km
  • Population: 25,130,000
    (2011 Census)
  • Capital:
    San'a', Pop 1,747,600
  • Major Cities:
    Aden, Pop 1,000,000
    Ta'izz, Pop 460,000
    Hodeida, Pop 400,000
  • Border Countries:
    NORTH Saudi Arabia,
    EAST Oman.
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. Strategic location on Bab el Mandeb, the strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of world's most active shipping lanes
  • Map References: Middle East
  • Natural Resources: petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble, small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper, fertile soil in west
  • Principal Mountains: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,760 m
  • Principal Islands: Socotra 3,600 Km²
  • Climate: Mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast
  • Administrative Divisions: Abyan, Adan, Ad Dali', Al Bayda', Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Al Mahrah, Al Mahwit, Amran, Dhamar, Hadramawt, Hajjah, Ibb, Lahij, Ma'rib, Sa'dah, San'a', Shabwah, Ta'izz
  • System of Government: Presidential Republic
  • Language: Arabic (official), English
  • Currency: Yemeni Rial (YRI)
  • Ethnic Groups: Predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans.

For further information on Yemen History click here