Yemen land and people occupy a narrow, coastal plain of land on the southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. The country spreads over a land area of around 207,300 square miles. The interiors of Yemen are occupied by highlands and desert areas. For efficient administration, the land of Yemen has been divided into seventeen governorates.
This Middle East nation is also known as Republic of Yemen. Sana is its capital where as the port of Aden is its commercial capital. The Yemen land and people share their border with Oman in the east, Red Sea in the west, Saudi Arabia in the north and Gulf of Aden in the south. Yemen enjoys a desert like hot and humid climate across the whole nation except in the highlands.
Yemen is the highly populated nation in the Arab Peninsula. The total population of Yemen is 20,727,000. The main religion of this Middle East nation is Islam, as the majority of population comprises of Arabs and Afro-Arabs. Europeans, Somalis and Indians constitute the minorities. Tribal people exist mainly in the interiors. Arabic is the national language. People of Yemen are occupied in agriculture, farming, oil refineries, textiles, cement industry, etc.
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