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Republic of Yemen

Al Jumhuriyah al Yamaniyah

map of Yemen

Location Arabian Peninsula
Bordered By
Saudi Arabia, Oman

Area 203,850 sq mi (527,968 sq km)
Coastline 1,184 mi (1,906 km)
Highest Point Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb; 12,336 ft (3,760 m)
Lowest Point Persian Gulf coast; sea level
Natural Resources
petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble; small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper

Nationality Yemeni
Population (July 2015 est)
Ethnic Groups Arab
Religions Muslim
Languages Arabic (official)

Capital Sanaa
Form of Government
Present Constitution Adopted May 16, 1991
Chief of State
President Abd Rabuh Mansur Hadi (since February 25, 2012)
Head of Government
Prime Minister
Ahmad Obaid bin Daghir (since April 3, 2016)
bicameral Parliament (Majlis)
Supreme Court
Local Administration
21 govenorates (
muhafazat) and 1 municipality

Currency Yemeni Rial
Per Capita Income
crude oil production and petroleum refining; small-scale production of cotton textiles and leather goods; food processing; handicrafts; small aluminum products; cement; commercial ship repair; natural gas production
Agricultural Products
grain, fruits, vegetables, pulses, qat, coffee, cotton; dairy products, sheep, goats, cattle, camels, poultry; fish
Export Commodities
crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish, liquefied natural gas
Import Commodities
food and live animals, machinery and equipment, chemicals

National Holiday Unification Day, May 22 (1990)
three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; the band colors derive from the Arab Liberation flag and represent oppression (black), overcome through bloody struggle (red), to be replaced by a bright future (white)

flag of Yemen

Saudi Arabia

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