Official English Name: Republic of Yemen
Official Local Name(s): الجمهورية اليمنية
Common English Name: Yemen
Capital: Sana’a

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Official Language(s)

Arabic
Secondary Languages: Socotri, Mahri

Resources

Petroleum, Fish, Rock salt, Marble, Coal, Lead, Gold, , ickel, Copper

Neighbors

Oman (East), Saudi Arabia (North)

Ethnic groups

Arab (88.1%), African (9.1%), South Asian (1.1%), Socotran (0.5%)

People

Est. Population:

27,392,779

Demonym:

Yemeni

Religions:

Muslim (99.6%)
Christian (0.2%)
Hindu (0.1%)
Atheist (0.1%)

Largest City:

Sana’a (1,937,451)

Other Cities:

Al Hudayadah (617,871)
Ta'izz (615,222)
Aden (550,602)
Al Mukalla (258,132)
Ibb (234,837)

Geography

Region:

Middle East

Bodies of Water:

Arabian Sea (Southeast)
Gulf of Aden (South)
Red Sea (West)

Total Area:

527,968 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

1,746 km

Total Coastline:

1,906 km

Climate

Desert

Terrain:

Narrow coastal plain
Flat-topped hills
Mountains

Highest Point

Jabal an Nabi Shu’ayb (3,760 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Sandstorms
Dust storms
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Abd Rabuh Mansur Hadi

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Main Abd al-Malik Said

Admin. Divisions

20 Governorates

Independence:

22 May 1990 (Establishment of republic)

Nat'l Symbol:

Golden eagle

Nat'l Anthem:

al-qumhuriyatu l-muttahida

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,700 (USD)

Currency

﷼ (Yemeni Riyal)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = ﷼ (Yemeni Riyal)250.35

Communication

Internet Code

.ye

Telephone Code

+967

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Cultural Notes

Qat is a plant that many Yememis chew, and it is a stimulant that has similar effects to caffeine. It is considered a narcotic in most other countries.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zm.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/YM (Ethnic and religious data)
http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/yemen-population/cities/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 December 2016