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Yemen Facts

  • Name: Yemen
    (long form) Republic of Yemen
  • Capital City: Sana'a (1,747,627 pop.)
    (2,167,961 metro)
  • Yemen Population: 25,408,288 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Yemeni Rial (YER)
    (conversion rates)

    Yemeni Rial
    200 rials
  • Ethnicity: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans
  • GDP total: $54.85 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Sana'a, Aden, Taizz, Hudaydah, Mukalla, Ibb, Dhamar
  • Name: There are two proposed meanings behind Yemen's name, the first being derived from yamin, meaning "on the right side," and the other derived from yumm, meaning "felicity," in reference to the fertile region
  • National Day: May 22
  • Religion: Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shia), as well as small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu
  • Symbols

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