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
Time: GMT +3
International Dialing Code: +967
Internet Domain: ye