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    Information About Yemen



    About Yemen

    Republic of Yemen, the 2nd largest in peninsula, is in south Asia at the Arabian Peninsula. The official state's anthem "united republic", Sana'a is the largest and the capital city of Yemen and uses Arabic as the official language and Islam as the national religion. The state has disputed governance but the state president and the president of the revolutionary committee are the top most leaders. The house of representatives is the legislation in the country. Yemeni rial is the commercial currency used in the state and the motorists drive on the right while the +967 is the calling code of Yemen.

    History of Yemen

    The Ottoman Empire who was administering the northern Yemen was conquered in 1918 creating room for independence of the north Yemen. The southern port of Eden became the south Yemen after the British withdrew their powers in 1967 leading to the adoption of the Marxist orientation. The immigration of large crowds of the Yemenis from the north and settle in the south resulted to hostility between the northern and southern Yemenis which lasted for almost two decades after which the two states united as the republic of Yemen in 1990. A cease-fire situation was experienced in the early 2012 which was used to end the fighting between the government of Yemen and the zaydi Shia minority group which started in 2000. The economical challenges such as high rates of unemployment and corruption along with the poor economy planning of the country fuelled the demonstration and protests in 2011 where the opposition leaders demanded the president Salih to step aside. Later in the same year, the president signed an agreement where he stepped down and transferred his powers to his vice president who called for a conference to discuss the key issues affecting the country which resulted to the drafting of a new constitution and the call for general elections. The huthis who had expanded their influence into the capital city attacked the palace of the president and the government facilities in 2015 demanding the president and his governmental officials to resign.

    Geography of Yemen

    Yemen is in the Middle East within the western Asia extending into the Arabian Sea and the gulf of Eden. The area occupied by the country is approximate 527, 968 square kilometers with none of its land covered by water. The state shares its borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman in the southern and western regions respectfully. The coastline along the red sea is entirely covered by the flat coastal plains. Although the plains are hot and arid, the occurrences of marshy grounds due to the lagoons create the breeding zones for mosquitoes. The western highlands contain the escarpments which have been terraced for agricultural purposes and receive high amounts of rainfall while the presence of high plateaus in the central highlands make the region to be highly elevated.

    Climate of Yemen

    The arid areas along the coastline of the red sea are usually hot and humid while the mountains in the western regions have a temperate climate due to the seasonal occurrence of the monsoon winds which modify the climate. The dry deserts in the eastern sides of Yemen are usually very harsh and the temperate within those regions are very high.

    Natural Resources in Yemen

    The fertile soils along the mountains in the western region provides beautiful site for agricultural purposes while the location of Yemen along the sea provide good fishing grounds within the country. There are several reserves of petroleum, marble and copper which are extracted for exportation. Other minor mineral deposits of economic value found within the country are gold, nickel and coal.

    Tourist Attraction in Yemen

    The friendly and open populations in Yemen warmly welcome you in the country as you have a leisure observing the fauna and flora of the country. The ancient tombs within Sana'a dates back to Paleolithic periods representing the ancient civilization and culture; the Socotra islands with the bottle trees growing on top of rocky terrain; the al-saleh mosque located within the capital city showing the Yemen architecture and an impressive culture and tradition and the awe inspiring site of the old Sana'a city creating a historical landmark in Yemen, are some of the major landmarks you will include in your schedule as you plan to visit the country. The picturesque village of Tuiz with the fabulous Al-Qahira castle on a tall rocky peak together with the isolated islands of Socotra where the species of fauna and flora are featured, and the dunes on the Arther beach within the island are also great and recognizable areas within Yemen. The top rated cities within Yemen include:
    • Sana'a
    • Ta'izz
    • Al Hudaydah
    • Aden
    • Ibb
    • Dhamar
    • Al Mukalla

    Famous Hotels in Yemen

    The famous hotels of Yemen are
    • Al Saeed hotel taiz
    • Moevenpick hotel Sana'a
    • Coral hotel Aden
    • Mercure Sana'a al saeed
    • Sheba hotel
    • Ramada al mukalla hotel
    • Sheraton Sana'a hotel

    Yemen Culture and Cuisine

    The culture of Yemen is rooted on the Islamic religion which dominates the country where the holy days are highly recognized with most of the Quran verses written on both jewellery and buildings. Although Arabic is the national language, student are being taught English in school. Bread made from the grains cultivated within Yemen is the staple food with more than 30 varieties of bread and is usually served warm. The ful, made by the process of mixing beans and chilies together with chicken or lamb are served together with yogurt or mint during the main meals. The Muslim does not allow the consumption of alcohol and pork thus you can hardly find them in the country.

    International Airports in Yemen

    • Aden international airport
    • Hodeida international airport
    • Sana'a international airport
    • Ta'izz international airport
    • Socotra international airport
    • Sayun airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015

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    Facts about Yemen

    CountryYemen
    ContinentAsia
    CapitalSanaa
    GovernmentUnitary
    Independence DayNovember 1918 (North Yemen became independent ) 30 November 1967 ( South Yemen became independent )
    ClimateArid
    Area527,970 sq km
    CurrencyYemeni Rial (YER)
    Dialling Code967
    NeighboursOman, Saudi Arabia