Located in Western Asia, the Republic of Yemen is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It has a total land area of approximately 527,970 square kilometers making it the second largest Arab state in the peninsula. The country’s capital city is Sana’a while Aden is the economic capital.

Socotra Island, Yemen
Socotra Island, Yemen | Photo by Rod Waddington under creative commons

Key Facts About Yemen

Location Located in the Middle East on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula
CurrencyYemeni Rial
Currency Conversion1YER = 0.0040USD
ClimateSubtropical dry, hot desert climate with low annual rainfall, very high temperatures in summer 
Population29 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Yemen

  • The Ancient City Of Sanaa
  • Shaharah Bridge
  • Socotra Island
  • Ruins Of Marib
  • Heritage City Of Zabid
  • Gulf of Aden
  • The Ancient Tombs
  • Al-Saleh Mosque
  • Yemeni Fortress
  • Walled City of Shibam
  • Baran Temple
  • The Historic City of Thula
  • Madrasa Amiriya of Rada
  • Jabal Haraz
  • Balhaf

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