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Yemen

Official English Name: Republic of Yemen

Official Local Name(s): الجمهورية اليمنية

Common English Name: Yemen

Capital: Sana’a

REGION
Middle East
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Oman (East)
Saudi Arabia (North)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Arabian Sea (Southeast)
Gulf of Aden (South)
Red Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
527,968 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Petroleum
Fish
Rock salt
Marble
Coal
Lead
Gold
Nickel
Copper
NATURAL DISASTERS
Sandstorms
Dust storms
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Yemeni
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Arab (88.1%)
African (9.1%)
South Asian (1.1%)
Socotran (0.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Socotri
Mahri
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (99.6%)
Christian (0.2%)
Hindu (0.1%)
Atheist (0.1%)
POPULATION
27,392,779
LARGEST CITY
Sana’a (1,937,451)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Al Hudayadah (617,871)
Ta’izz (615,222)
Aden (550,602)
Al Mukalla (258,132)
Ibb (234,837)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Abd Rabuh Mansur Hadi
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
20 Governorates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
22 May 1990 (Establishment of republic)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
al-qumhuriyatu l-muttahida
GDP PER CAPITA
$2,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
﷼ (Yemeni Riyal)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = ﷼250.15
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ye
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+967

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.

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