Yemen Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Republic of Yemen
~ conventional short form: Yemen
~ local long form: Al Jumhuriyah al Yamaniyah
~ local short form: Al Yaman
Area: 527,970 sq km
Coastline: 1,906 km
Highest point: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,760 m
Population: 20,727,063
Density: 39/km2
Population growth rate: 3.45%
Language: Arabic
Religions: Muslim, small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
Government type: republic
Capital: Sanaá
GDP - per capita: $800
Inflation rate: 12.2%
Currency (code): Yemeni rial (YER)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: YE
Calling code: +967
Internet country code: .ye
Time Zone: + 3.0 H


Old Sanaa

Yemen embraces you with friendly and welcoming people, several ancient traditions and a significant cultural heritage. It makes travelling a true lifetime experience when you visit one of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Yemen is a nature-lover's paradise where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of its sweeping vistas, towering rock faces and boundless desert lands. Those of calm disposition will probably prefer a camel ride or a night under the stars in a Bedouin tent. Located in Southwest Asia, Yemen is privileged by a far-stretched shoreline that goes by the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea. The topography of the country is mostly dominated by barren and arid lands.
Yemen’s history dates back to the earliest civilisations of humanity. In successive centuries it reeled under the reigns of the Minaean, Sabaean, Himyarite, Qatabanian, Hadhramawtian, and Awsanian kingdoms. In A.D. 628 it converted to Islam and Ottoman Turks nominally occupied the area from 1538. Protesting against the Egyptian intervention, civil war erupted in Syria that also involved USSR. The People's Republic of Southern Yemen was established on November 30, 1967 to fight out the British forces. Finally, the Republic of Yemen was established on May 22, 1990.

Plaza at Jerash



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