Yemen is located in the Middle East, near the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea. The geography of Yemen is characterized by a few different regions, including coastal plains, highlands, and the Rub al Khali, the largest sandy desert in the world. As a very dry region, access to water is a serious concern for the people of Yemen.
The population of Yemen is estimated at over 25 million (2011). The country is divided into governorates, and further into districts. Yemen's government has been unstable in recent years, with uprisings and conflicts.
Yemen, a country in Western Asia, occupies the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is surrounded by Saudi Arabia to the north, Oman to the east, and Red Sea to the west.
Flag of Yemen
The flag of Yemen was adopted on May 22, 1990. The Flag consists of tri colored Strips in which Red stands for the bloodshed of martyrs and unity; the White for a bright future; Black for the dark past.
Facts about Yemen
|Area||203,796 sq mi|
|Currency||Yemeni rial (YER)|
|President||Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi|