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Countries That Start With The Letter Y

There is 1 country that starts with the letter Y.

Yemen is the only country in the world that starts with the letter Y. Its people commonly refer to the state as the Republic of Yemen. The geographic location of the nation is in the western part of Asia at 150 north and 480 east where it borders the Red Sea, The Arabian Sea, and the Gulf Sea. Yemen is an Arab country and the second-largest state in the Peninsula after Saudi Arabia, which covers more than half the Arabian Peninsula. The nation is among the developing countries in the world just like Africa, most Middle East countries, and India although it is the most impoverished country in the Middle East.

A Closer Look at Yemen

Economy of Yemem

Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East because it has a little gross domestic income of approximately 61.63 billion dollars according to a follow up in 2013. The average annual salary of the residents of Yemen is about 2,500 thousand dollars. The state generates most of its revenue from the services of the people. The agriculture sector and the industrial sector also contribute significantly in bringing revenue to the country.

Yemen is also in the export and import business where it exports coffee, natural gas, and crude oil majorly and imports foodstuffs, livestock, and chemicals from other countries.

People of Yemen

The people of Yemen have cultures and traditions, which they uphold until recently, for example, a majority of the people of Yemen are Islamic, religion has been practicing for centuries. Less than 1% of the Yemenis are practicing Christianity, Hinduism, atheists, and Judaism because their constitution protects all religions and stands for freedom of worship.

The official national language of Yemen is Arabic, which is widely spoken in the area. Since Yemen is part of the Semitic language group, the local language they mostly use in communication is Mehri. The most common foreign language in use is English where tutors teach students to know it in school.

Sports in Yemen

Soccer ranks as the most well-known and liked sport in Yemen. The country has a national football team that represents it to competitions both locally and globally like the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Federation International for Football Association (FIFA). The people also do a variety of activities like water sporting and mountain activities alongside basketball and indoor games.

Governance of Yemen

The country has a constitution that states that the president is the head of state and the prime minister is the head of the government. The current president of Yemen who took office in 2012 is Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and will be in power until 2018 when the citizens have a new president. Yemen has been experiencing a series of wars something, which is destabilizing its economy and killing its people.

Future of Yemen

Yemen is an old country with a rich diversity of culture and tradition. The current political instability in the country is causing it to lose so much regarding revenue, income, and prosperity and if not taken care of the economy will deteriorate even further. It is the responsibility of everyone in that country to make it better.

Countries That Start With The Letter Y

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