Last updated on March 21st, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Yemen is a country in Asia. The official name of Yemen is the Republic of Yemen. It shares borders with 2 countries: Oman, and Saudi Arabia. The people of Yemen are called Yemenis. The country is in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Yemen include Arab, Somalis, Afro-Arab, Indian, and Pakistani.
Yemenia is the national airline of Yemen. The national colors of the country are red, white, and black. The emoji flag of the country is ????????, and the ISO code is YEM.
Yemen is known for the famous Queen of Sheba, described as a “Queen of the East” in the Bible. Yemen is also known for its unique flora and fauna, and rich biodiversity. The national dish of Yemen is Saltah. Qishr, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Yemen is Mirwās.
The country has the time zone UTC+3 (AST) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Yemen is divided into 21 provinces, 1 municipality, and 333 districts. The capital of the country is Sana’a, which is also the largest city in Yemen.
The literacy rate in Yemen is 54.10%.
The country’s total area is 555,000 km² (214,000 sq mi), and the total population is 29,825,964. The country’s average elevation is 999 m (3,278 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in the center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula. The country’s usual climate can be described as; Mostly desert; hot and humid along the west coast; temperate in the western mountains affected by seasonal monsoons; scorching, dry, harsh desert in the east.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Yemen has 1,906 km of coastline.
The Yemeni rial serves as the national unit of currency, and the Central Bank of Yemen is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Yemen is .ye and the country code is +967. Golden Eagle is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The National Museum of Yemen serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The National Museum of Yemen is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Yemen is the Thawb, and 22 May is designated as National Day. In Yemen, the majority of the population practices Islam as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Yemen has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Yemen’s national bird is the Golden-winged grosbeak, while its national animal is the Arabian leopard. The national flower is Coffee Arabica blossoms, whereas, the national tree of Yemen is the Socotra dragon tree, and the highest peak is Jabal an Nabi Shu’ayb.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Yemen is Jinn.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Yemen and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Imam Ahmad bin Yahya Hamididdin is the founder of Yemen. The country’s national anthem was written by Abdullah Abdulwahab Noa’man, and composed by Ayyoab Tarish Absi.
The country’s national hero is Ali Abdullah Saleh Al-Ahmar.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. The National Museum of Yemen is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Yemen is a member of the Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and United Nations (UN). Yemen collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
“الڷه، الوطن، الثورة، الوحدة – Allāh, Al-Waṭan, Ath-Thawrah, Al-Waḥdah – “God, Homeland, Revolution, Unity” is the official motto of the country.
Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed is the current Prime minister of Yemen, and Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi is the President.
Yemen has declared Arabic as the country’s official language.
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|People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
|Republic of Yemen
|Republic of Yemen (official, English)
|Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia
|Country name etymology
|Mostly desert; hot and humid along the west coast; temperate in the western mountains affected by seasonal monsoons; scorching, dry, harsh desert in the east
|Narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains; dissected upland desert plains in the center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula
|22 May 1990
|Arab, Somalis, Afro-Arab, Indian, and Pakistani
|Head of government
|Drive on the Right-hand side
|555,000 km² (214,000 sq mi)
|999 m (3,278 ft)
|Emergency telephone numbers
|Emergency Telephone Numbers
The National animal of Yemen is Arabian leopard
The National flower of Yemen is Coffee Arabica blossoms. Botanical name is Coffea arabica.
The National bird of Yemen is Golden-winged grosbeak
If you give people nuts, you’ll get shells thrown at you. Work like an ant and you’ll eat sugar. Whoever does not help himself cannot help others. Pity the stranger, even if he is rich. If you have honey, don’t lick the pot clean. Look to your near neighbor rather than to your distant brother. Tie your camel first and have faith in God. My fist is in his mouth, his fist is in my eye. Do not sigh, for your enemy will hear and rejoice. A monkey in its mother’s eye is like a gazelle.