Guide to YEMEN
YEMEN which official name is Republic of Yemen or Yemen, is a country from Asia located at the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. YEMEN with 1,746 km sq km, limits with: Oman 288 km, Saudi Arabia 1,458 km; and is divided in 19 governorates . YEMEN's capital is SanaŠ , but YEMEN 's most populated city is aden with about 550,744 inhabitants.
History of YEMEN
YEMEN's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Ali Abdullah Saleh as head of state and Prime Minister Ali Muhammad Mujawar as head of government.
Other symbols of YEMEN are Yemeni anthem "United Republic Yemeni flag.Yemeni flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; similar to the flag of Syria, which has two green stars, and of Iraq, which has three green stars (plus an Arabic inscription), in a horizontal line centered in the white band; also similar to the flag of Egypt, which has a heraldic eagle centered in the white band .
YEMEN's history is quite long: North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border.
YEMEN has an area of 527,970Km ,with a coastline of 1906, this great area is composed by 527,970 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Yemeni geography is known by it's narrow coastal plain backed by flat-topped hills and rugged mountains and dissected upland desert plains in center slope into the desert interior of the Arabian Peninsula . This makes Yemeni's land specially proclive to sandstorms and dust storms in summer.
Guide to travel to YEMEN
If you are thinking on traveling to YEMEN, you will have to take in consideration some points like YEMEN's currency, YEMEN's weather, YEMEN's national holiday and YEMEN's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. YEMEN`s currency is called rial ( YRls), which is divided in 100 fils
YEMEN's weather is characterized to be mostly desert; hot and humid along west coast; temperate in western mountains affected by seasonal monsoon; extraordinarily hot, dry, harsh desert in east. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to YEMEN.
You can also consider to visit YEMEN on it's national holiday to get in YEMEN's culture. If you do so, YEMEN's national holiday is called Unification Day, 22 May.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of YEMEN: Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,760 m. And try also to get to YEMEN's lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit YEMEN's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to YEMEN, with more than 46 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to YEMEN without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. YEMEN has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
YEMEN is known by Yemenis as Al Jumhuriyah al Yamaniyah or Al Yaman in the shortened way. Yemeni, about 22,230,531 people, are composed by different ethnics: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asians, Europeans. And they also have different languages: Arabic.
Another relevant point nowadays it's YEMEN's religion. Yemenis are divided in Muslim including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shi'a), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu.
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