Continent- Asia

Region – Western Asia

Size – 528,076 km2

Geography – Consists of mountains, sea, desert

Language – Arabic

Religion – Islam

Monetary Unit – Yemeni rial (YER)

Natural Resources – Oil, natural gas, rock salt, marble, fish and seafood, small deposits of coal, gold, lead, nickel, and copper

Agriculture – Sorghum, tomatoes, wheat, grapes, bananas, sesame seed, coffee, cotton

Industry – Crude oil production, petroleum refining, small-scale production of cotton textiles and leather goods; food processing, handicrafts, small aluminum products factory; cement, commercial ship repair

Neighboring Countries – Saudi Arabia, Oman

Population – 25,408,000 (2013 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.3%

Average Life Expectancy – 62.91 years

Capital City – Sana’a, Aden (provisional)

Highest Mountain – Jabal an-Nabi Shu’aib (height 3,666 m)

Yearly Rainfall – 400mm to 750mm in the central highlands

Plant Life – Date palm, vines, acacia, euphorbias, African juniper, Abyssinian rose, camphor bush, white mangrove, shrubs

Animal Life – Hamadryas baboon, Arabian leopard, mountain gazelle, wolf, fox, wild cat, hyena, jackal, genet, desert hedgehog, Arabian shrew, various species of snakes

Bird Life – About 464 species of birds including Socotra buzzard, Socotra scops owl, Socotra warbler, Socotra starling, Socotra sunbird, Arabian accentor, griffon vulture, verreaux’s eagle, Barbary falcon, African paradise flycatcher

Aquatic Life – Many species of fish, whales dolphins, sharks, seabirds

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