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Where is Yemen?

map showing the location of Yemen

Located in the continent of Asia, Yemen covers 527,968 square kilometers of land, making it the 50th largest nation in terms of land area.

Yemen became an independent state in 1990, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Yemen is 24,771,809 (2012) and the nation has a density of 47 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Yemen is the Yemeni Rial (YER). As well, the people of Yemen are refered to as Yemeni.

The dialing code for the country is 967 and the top level internet domain for Yemeni sites is .ye.

Yemen shares land borders with 3 countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman.

To learn more, visit our detailed Yemen section.

Quick facts

Population 24,771,809
Density 46.9 / km2 ( 121.5 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1990
Capital Sanaa (Sanaa)
Currency Yemeni Rial
GDP 35,954,502,304 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 1,451 (2013 data)
Land Area 527,968 km2 (203,850 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Saudi Arabia, Oman
Minimum Longitude 41.820
Maximum Longitude 54.540
Mininum Latitude 12.110
Maximum Latitude 19.000

What is the capital of Yemen?

map showing the location of Yemen
Location of Sanaa on a map.

Sanaa is the capital city of Yemen. It has a population of 1,937,451, and is located on a latitue of 15.35 and longitude of 44.21.

Sanaa is also the political center of Yemen, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Sanaa, the Capital Of Yemen

City Sanaa
Country Yemen
Population 1,937,451
Longitude 44.20667000
Latitude 15.35472000
Elevation 2253 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Yemen

Rank City Population
#1Sanaa1,937,451
#2Al Hudaydah617,871
#3Ta`izz615,222
#4Aden550,602
#5Al Mukalla258,132
#6Ibb234,837
#7Dhamar160,114
#8'Amran90,792
#9Sayyan69,404
#10Zabid52,590
#11Sa'dah51,870

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This page was last updated on August 30, 2016.