Yemen Country Profile
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The Republic of Yemen is located at Western Asia at the southern extreme of the Arabian Peninsula. It is a low-income country and one of the poorest worldwide.
The country recorded a population of 28.5 million in 2018.
It covers an area of 527,968 km2.
The largest city is Sana’a and is the heart of Sana’a Governorate.
Aden is the provisional capital of Yemen. It is a port city.
The Yemeni Desert.
South Yemen at the Aden was under British rule in 1839 while the Ottoman reign was in control of the northern region.
The south was a major refuelling port on the Suez Canal for the British Dynasty.
The Ottoman Empire was exiled from the north region in 1918.
The southern region gained independence from Britain in 1969.
The Southern and Northern Yemen united in 1990.
Its culture is based on the Islam religion and the Sheba Kingdom.
The common Crops grown include millet, corn, wheat, barley and sorghum.
The most common wild animals found here include gazelle, Arabian shrew and leopard, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal and sand cat.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
National Unity Day is celebrated to commemorate the day the North and the South united.
Sana’a Summer Festival is held to celebrate the lifestyle in Sana’a and tourists are welcome to watch.
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival celebrated to honour the will of Ibraham to sacrifice his only son as God commanded.
Things to see
The Dar al-Hajar (Stone House) is a former royal palace of Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din built on an ancient structure.
The National Museum of Yemen showcases the history and cultural heritage of the country.
Hauf National Park and is home to a variety of wildlife.
Dragon Tree, Socorta Island
It is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world.
The official language is Arabic.
The country’s official religion is Islam.
Yemen is bordered on the north by Saudi Arabia, on the west by the Red Sea, on the south by the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel and the east by Oman.
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