Yemen World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Yemen Since the times of the Romans and the Greeks the land that today houses Yemen has been known as Arabia the Blessed. This fertile land gave birth to some of the greates civilizations in the Middle East. Yemen is still a blessed country with lots of cities to visit and lots of stories to tell. Lush white sand beaches and deserts, all in one country.

Area: 537.010 Km²
Population: 18.078.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 34 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: San'a' (972.000 pop.)
Major cities: Aden 562.000 pop., Ta'izz 220.000 pop., Hodeida 160.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab 95%, Somali, Indian and Pakistani 5%
Border countries: Saudi Arabia NORTH, Oman EAST

Principal mountains: Jabal an Nabi 3760 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Socotra 3600 Km²
Climate: Arid

Language: Arabic (official), English
Religion: Sunni Muslim 55%, Shi'a Muslim 42%
Currency: Yemeni Rial (YER)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 22/5, 7/7, 26/9, 14/10, 30/11, 31/12
Dialling code: 00967
GMT: +3

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