Where is Yemen?

Located in the Middle East, Yemen has a 1,601.00 km border with Oman (294 km) and Saudi Arabia (1,307 km). It has a 1,906.00 km coastline. Saudi Arabia has reinforced its concrete-filled security barrier along sections of the fully demarcated border with Yemen.

Yemen is an Asian country covering 527,968.00 km2. This makes it the 49th largest country in the world and almost four times the size of Alabama; slightly larger than twice the size of Wyoming. Its geographic coordinates are 15 00 N, 48 00 E and Sana'a is the capital city.

Its name may come from the Arab term for happiness, "yumn".

Its ISO code is YE.


Yemen has a mean elevation of 999 m above sea level.

The climate is tropical and heavily modified by altitude, with a rainy season from October to April. Its terrain consists mostly of narrow costal plains, backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains.


Yemen has a population of 27,392,779 making it the 47th largest in the world. The majority of the population is found in the southern Sarawat Mounatins.

Arabic is the official language. The most common ethnic group is reported as Arab. The majority of the populaton identifies as Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 967.


Yemen is an independent country. It was established as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. Its constitution was last ratified in 1991.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Yemen's GDP is $73,450,000,000.00 (USD) with $2,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 95th largest economy and its citizens the 192nd richest in the world. The currency of Yemen is the Rial (YER).

Its major export partners are China, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea. Its main exports are crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish, and liquefied natural gas. Its major import partners are the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and China. Its major imports include food and live animals, machinery and equipment, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018