العربية

Official Name: The Republic of Yemen                                               

President: H. E. Mr. Abdu-Rabu Mansour Hadi

Prime Minister: H. E. Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed Abdo

National Days: May 22 (Unity Day), September 26 (North Yemen Revolution Day), November 30 (Independence Day), October 14 (South Yemen Revolution Day), February 11 (Youth Revolution)

Surface Area: 527,968 Sq. km.

Location: located in Southwest Asia at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula between Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is situated at the entrance to the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which links the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean - one of the most active and strategic shipping lanes in the world.

Geographic Coordinates: 15 00 N, 48 00 E

Climate: The highlands in Yemen enjoy a temperate, rainy summer with an average high temperature and a cool, moderately dry winter with temperatures occasionally dipping below 0 °C. In coastal regions, climate is tropical and temperatures are generally very high. Rainfall is limited, with variations based on elevation.

Elevation Extremes: Arabian Sea 0 m, Mountain of the prophet Shu'ayb 3,760 m

Natural Resources (of commercial importance): petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble, coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper, fertile soil especially in the west

Economy (GDP 2014): Agriculture 14.7%, Industry 37.3%, Services and other activities 48%

Population: 27.58 million

Population Growth Rate (average annual 2010-2015): 2.6%

Capital: Sanaa; Aden (Interim capital)

Largest City (by population): Sana’a

Currency: Yemeni Rial (YER)

Fiscal Year: 1st January to 31st December

Weekend: Friday and Saturday

Official Language: Arabic

Other Languages:  English

Religion: Islam

Time: GMT +3

International Dialing Code: +967

Internet Domain: ye