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Yemen Facts

Yemen's Information

Flag of Yemen
Land Area 527,968 km2
Total Area 527,968km2 (#49)
Population 27,392,779 (#47)
Population Density 51.88/km2
Government Type In Transition
GDP (PPP) $73.45 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,500
Currency Rial (YER)
Largest Cities

See Also

  • 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
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

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