Yemen Facts and History

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National Flag of Yemen

Interesting facts about Yemen

  • Official Name: Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Yamaniyyah (Republic of Yemen)
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic with two legislative houses (Consultative Council [1111]; House of Representatives [301])2
  • President: Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
  • Prime Minister: Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed
  • GDP: 22.58 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Sana’a
  • Population: 29.16 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic
  • Currency: Yemeni rial
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 555,000 km²
  • Dialing Code: +967
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Hajhir Mountains
  • Major Rivers: Rasyan, Mawr, Surdud, Siham, Zabid, and Mawza
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: Yemen is a desert country in the Middle East on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered in west by the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, in north by Saudi Arabia and in north east by Oman. Yemen has maritime borders with Djibouti, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Map of Yemen

National Symbols of Yemen

  • National Bird: Golden-winged Grosbeak
  • National Anthem: ” al-Jumhūrīyah al-Muttaḥidâh”
  • National Animal: Arabian leopard
  • National Flower: Arabian Coffee Flower
  • National Poet: Al-Yaman
  • National Game: Camel Jumping