Yemen is located in the South-West part of the Arabian Peninsula. Its land area is around 555,000 sq km. The territory of Yemen includes
over 200 islands. Check out Yemen photos to view its beautiful
islands, beaches, mountains and desert.
The official name of Yemen is the "Republic of Yemen". The name is spelled in Arabic as al-Joumhouriyah al-Yamaniyah or al-Yaman.
Sana'a is the capital of Yemen. Other main cities in Yemen include:
Aden, Taiz, Hodeida, Maarib, Mukha and al-Mukalla, in addition to the islands of Socotra and Perim.
Yemen is situated on the corner of a busy shipping course, linking the Far East with the Near East, which makes it an important harbour and trading spot.
Yemen's economy is based on trading, fishing, agriculture, oil production, petroleum refining, ship repair and other industries.
Yemen tourism sector is developing due to the wealth of beautiful natural sites, ruins and monuments from various civilizations.
Yemen has several World Heritage sites, in addition to other natural, historic and cultural sites, including
Sana'a ancient city, Zabid, walled city of Shibam, Socotra Archipelago and Hawf Protected Area.
Yemen gets lots of visitors interested in nature, beaches, culture, shopping, adventure and outdoor activities.
Yemen population is around 24 millions. The main spoken languages are Arabic and English.