Yemen

Yemen is one of the least developed and poorest countries in the Middle East and has endured a bloody civil war since at least 2011. Yemen is a difficult country to get around, but the rewards for the persistent visitor are an unforgettable experience, with very friendly and open hosts.

Popular Destinations

is the capital of Yemen, located in the and generally the first destination for travellers to that country. Photo: yeowatzup, CC BY 2.0.

The are the often-narrow strip of land between the Red Sea and Arabian Sea, and the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a city in the , on the Gulf of at the southern end of the Red Sea. Photo: T3n60, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is an archipelago consisting mainly of one large island and three smaller islands in the , an offshore territory of Yemen, near the "horn" of . Photo: Rod Waddington, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Destinations

The are the rugged region between and the inland, forming an "L" following the shape of the coastline. Photo: Mufaddalqn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Yemen is located in Southwest Asia, at the southern tip of the , between and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Yemen

Latitude of center
15.75° or 15° 45' north
Longitude of center
47.9° or 47° 54' east
Population
24,200,000
Elevation
1421 metres (4662 feet)
Capital
Sanaa
Area
527,970 km² (203,850 miles²)
Currency
Rial (YER)
Phone code
967
Internet domain
.ye
Open­Street­Map ID
node 249399459
Geo­Names ID
69543
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Yamen
  • Achinese: Yaman
  • Adyghe: Йемен
  • Afar: Yemen
  • Afrikaans: Jemen
  • Akan: Yɛmen
  • Albanian: Jemen
  • Albanian: Jemeni
  • Amharic: የመን
  • Arabic: Yemen
  • Arabic: الجمهورية اليمنية
  • Arabic: اليمن
  • Aragonese: Yemen
  • Armenian: Եմեն
  • Armenian: Եմէն
  • Arpitan: Yèmen
  • Assamese: য়েমেন
  • Asturian: Yeme
  • Asturian: Yemen
  • Awadhi: गणतन्त्र यमन
  • Azerbaijani: Yemen
  • Azerbaijani: Yəmən
  • Bambara: Yemɛni
  • Bashkir: Йемен
  • Basque: Yemen
  • Bavarian: Jemen
  • Belarusian: Емен
  • Belarusian: Емэн
  • Belarusian: Йемен
  • Bengali: ইমেন
  • Bengali: ইয়েমেন
  • Bhojpuri: यमन
  • Bishnupriya: ইয়েমেন
  • Bosnian: Jemen
  • Brahui: Yaman
  • Breton: Yemen
  • Buginese: Yaman
  • Bulgarian: Йемен
  • Burmese: ယီမင်
  • Burmese: ယီမင်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Iemen
  • Catalan: República del Iemen
  • Cebuano: Yemen
  • Central Bikol: Yemen
  • Central Kurdish: یەمەن
  • Chavacano: Yemen
  • Chechen: Йаман
  • Chechen: Йемен
  • Chinese: Yemen
  • Chinese: Yěmén
  • Chinese: 也門
  • Chinese: 也门
  • Chinese: 葉門
  • Chuvash: Йемен
  • Cornish: Yemen
  • Corsican: Yemen
  • Crimean Tatar: Yemen
  • Croatian: Jemen
  • Czech: Jemen
  • Czech: Jemenská republika
  • Danish: Yemen
  • Dhivehi: ޔަމަން
  • Dimli (individual language): Yemen
  • Dotyali: यमन
  • Dutch: Jemen
  • Dutch: Republiek Jemen
  • Dutch: YE
  • Dutch: YEM
  • Eastern Mari: Йемен
  • Egyptian Arabic: اليمن
  • English: Arabia Felix / Arabia eudaímōn
  • English: Rep. Yemen
  • English: Republic of Yemen
  • English: YEM
  • English: ye
  • English: 🇾🇪
  • Esperanto: Jemeno
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Jemeno
  • Esperanto: YEM
  • Esperanto: ye
  • Esperanto: 🇾🇪
  • Estonian: Jeemen
  • Estonian: Jeemeni Vabariik
  • Ewe: Yemen nutome
  • Extremaduran: Yemen
  • Faroese: Jemen
  • Fiji Hindi: Yemen
  • Finnish: Jemen
  • Finnish: Jemenin tasavalta
  • French: YE
  • French: Yémen
  • French: la République du Yémen
  • Fulah: Yaman
  • Fulah: Yemen
  • Gagauz: Yemen
  • Galician: Iemen - اليمن
  • Galician: Iemen
  • Ganda: Yemeni
  • Georgian: იემენი
  • German: Jemen
  • Goan Konkani: Yemen
  • Goan Konkani: यॅमॅन
  • Goan Konkani: येमेन
  • Greek: Υεμένη
  • Guarani: Jemẽ
  • Guianese Creole French: Yémen
  • Gujarati: યેમેન
  • Haitian: Yemèn
  • Hakka Chinese: Yemen
  • Hausa: Iemene
  • Hausa: Yamal
  • Hausa: Yemen
  • Hawaiian: Iemene
  • Hebrew: תימן
  • Hindi: यमन
  • Hungarian: Jemen
  • Hungarian: Jemeni Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Jemen
  • Ido: Yemen
  • Iloko: Yemen
  • Inari Sami: Jemen
  • Inari Sami: Jemen täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Yaman
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Yemen
  • Interlingue: Yemen
  • Irish: Poblacht Éimin
  • Irish: Éimin
  • Italian: Repubblica dello Yemen
  • Italian: Yemen
  • Jamaican Creole English: Yemen
  • Japanese: イエメン
  • Japanese: イエメン共和国
  • Javanese: Yaman
  • Kabardian: Йемен
  • Kabiyè: Yemenii
  • Kabyle: Yamen
  • Kalaallisut: Jemen
  • Kalaallisut: Yemen
  • Kalmyk: Йеменмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಯೆಮನ್
  • Kannada: ಯೆಮೆನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Yemen
  • Kashubian: Jemen
  • Kazakh: Йемен
  • Kazakh: Йемен Республикасы
  • Khmer: យេមែន
  • Kikuyu: Yemen
  • Kikuyu: Yemeni
  • Kinyarwanda: Yemeni
  • Kirghiz: Йемен
  • Komi: Йемен
  • Kongo: Yemen
  • Korean: 예멘
  • Kurdish: Yemen
  • Kurdish: یەمەن
  • Ladino: Teman
  • Ladino: Yemen
  • Lao: Yemen
  • Lao: ເຢເມນ
  • Latin: Iemenia
  • Latvian: Jemena
  • Lezghian: Йемен
  • Ligurian: Yemen
  • Limburgan: Jeme
  • Lingala: Yeméni
  • Lingala: Yemɛnɛ
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Iaman
  • Literary Chinese: 也門
  • Lithuanian: Jemenas
  • Livvi: Jemen
  • Lombard: Yemen
  • Low German: Jemen
  • Lower Sorbian: Jemen
  • Luba-Katanga: Yemenu
  • Luxembourgish: Jemen
  • Macedonian: Јемен
  • Maithili: यमन
  • Malagasy: Iemena
  • Malagasy: Yemen
  • Malay: Yaman
  • Malay: يمن
  • Malayalam: യമന്‍
  • Malayalam: യെമൻ
  • Maltese: Jemen
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Jemen
  • Manx: Yn Yeaman
  • Marathi: येमेन
  • Marathi: येमेनचे प्रजासत्ताक
  • Mazanderani: یمن
  • Min Dong Chinese: Yemen
  • Min Nan Chinese: Yemen
  • Minangkabau: Yaman
  • Mingrelian: იემენი
  • Mirandese: Iémen
  • Mongolian: Йемен
  • Moroccan Arabic: ليامان
  • Moroccan Arabic: ليمن
  • Nauru: Yemen
  • Navajo: Shádiʼááhjí Ásáí Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Neapolitan: Yemen
  • Nepali: गणतन्त्र यमन
  • Nepali: यमन
  • Nepali: येमेन
  • Newari: गणतन्त्र यमन
  • North Ndebele: Yemeni
  • Northern Frisian: Jemen
  • Northern Luri: یمن
  • Northern Sami: Jemen
  • Northern Sami: Jemena dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Jemen dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Jemen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Jemen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Jemen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Jemen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Republikken Jemen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Yemen
  • Novial: Yemen
  • Occitan (post 1500): Iemèn
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܡܢ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Gemen
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Ȝemen
  • Oriya: ୟେମନ
  • Oriya: ୟେମେନ
  • Oriya: ୟେମେନ୍
  • Oromo: Yaman
  • Ossetian: Йемен
  • Pali: यमन
  • Pampanga: Yemen
  • Panjabi: ਯਮਨ
  • Papiamento: Yemen
  • Persian: یمن
  • Piemontese: Yemen
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Yemen
  • Polish: Jemen
  • Portuguese: Iemen
  • Portuguese: Iémen
  • Portuguese: Iémene
  • Portuguese: Iêmen
  • Portuguese: Iêmene
  • Pushto: يمن
  • Pushto: یمن
  • Quechua: Yaman
  • Romanian: Yemen
  • Romansh: Jemen
  • Rundi: Yemeni
  • Russia Buriat: Йемен
  • Russian: Иемен
  • Russian: Йемен
  • Russian: Йеменская Республика
  • Russian: аль-Джумхурийя аль-Йаманийя
  • Rusyn: Ємен
  • Sakizaya: Yemen
  • Samoan: Yemen
  • Samogitian: Jemens
  • Sango: Yëmêni
  • Sanskrit: यमन
  • Santali: ᱭᱮᱢᱮᱱ
  • Sardinian: Jemen
  • Saterfriesisch: Jemen
  • Scots: Yemen
  • Scottish Gaelic: An Eaman
  • Scottish Gaelic: Iemen
  • Serbian: Jemen
  • Serbian: Јемен
  • Serbo-Croatian: Jemen
  • Shan: မိူင်းယႄႇမႅၼ်ႇ
  • Shona: Yemen
  • Sicilian: Yemen
  • Silesian: Jymyn
  • Sindhi: يمن
  • Sinhala: යේමනය
  • Skolt Sami: Jemeeʹn
  • Skolt Sami: Jemeeʹn tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Jemen
  • Slovenian: Jemen
  • Somali: Yaman
  • Somali: Yemen
  • South Azerbaijani: یمن
  • Spanish: Republica de Yemen
  • Spanish: República de Yemen
  • Spanish: Yemen
  • Sundanese: Yaman
  • Swahili: Yemen
  • Swahili: Yemeni
  • Swati: IYemeni
  • Swedish: Jemen
  • Swedish: Republiken Jemen
  • Swedish: Republiken Yemen
  • Swedish: Yemen
  • Swiss German: Jemen
  • Tagalog: Yemen
  • Tajik: Яман
  • Tamil: ஏமன்
  • Tamil: யெமன்
  • Tatar: Йәмән
  • Telugu: యెమన్
  • Telugu: యెమెన్
  • Tetum: Iemen
  • Thai: ประเทศเยเมน
  • Thai: เยเมน
  • Tibetan: ཡེ་མེན།
  • Tigrinya: የመን
  • Tok Pisin: Yemen
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Iemeni
  • Tosk Albanian: Jemen
  • Tumbuka: Yemen
  • Tunisian Arabic: اليمن
  • Turkish: Yemen
  • Turkmen: Ýemen
  • Udmurt: Йемен
  • Uighur: Yemen
  • Uighur: يەمەن
  • Ukrainian: Ємен
  • Upper Sorbian: Jemen
  • Urdu: یمن
  • Uzbek: Yaman
  • Venetian: Jemen
  • Veps: Jemen
  • Vietnamese: Y-ê-men (Yemen)
  • Vietnamese: Y-ê-men
  • Vietnamese: Yemen
  • Vlaams: Jemen
  • Volapük: Yämän
  • Võro: Jeemen
  • Waray (Philippines): Yemen
  • Welsh: Iemen
  • Welsh: Yemen
  • Western Armenian: Եմէն
  • Western Balochi: یمن
  • Western Frisian: Jemen
  • Western Panjabi: یمن
  • Wolof: Yaman
  • Wu Chinese: 也门
  • Yakut: Йиэмэн
  • Yiddish: תימן
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède yemeni
  • Yoruba: Yemen
  • Yue Chinese: 也門
  • Zeeuws: Jeem’n
  • Zhuang: Yemen
  • Zulu: IYemen
  • Zulu: i-Yemen
  • Al Jumhūrīyah al Yamanīyah
  • Al Yaman
  • اليَمَن

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