• Area: 537,010 Km²
  • Coast Line: 1,906 Km
  • Population: 25,130,000
  • Border Countries:
    NORTH Saudi Arabia,
    EAST Oman.
  • Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. Strategic location on Bab el Mandeb, the strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of world’s most active shipping lanes
  • Natural Resources: petroleum, fish, rock salt, marble, small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper, fertile soil in west
  • Principal Islands: Socotra 3,600 Km²
  • Climate: Mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast
  • System of Government: Presidential Republic
  • Language: Arabic (official), English
  • Currency: Yemeni Rial (YRI)